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An Honest Poem

An honest poem

I am Tanis
I'm a survivor, an empath, a nurse and a mother
I am a widow, I have no sisters or brothers

I've endured horrific tragedies of people I loved
And lost my way because of the above

I made it through and I'm picking up the pieces
And everyday my zest for life increases

I'm a total loner, I'm attractive and bright
I love music, to draw and to write

I'm forty seven and starting to wrinkle
My kids are teens and starting to pimple

I'm really sad because my dad just died
Between that and menopause, I easily cry

I've been thinking a lot about death
But never once have I been depressed

I'm extremely high strung with a lot of anxiety
I dislike most things about our society

I dye my hair, I think it's probably grey
If I met myself I'd think I was okay

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 9/21/2016 12:21:00 PM
Honest and heartfelt.Thanks for sharing your words,Tanis!
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Date: 9/21/2016 11:18:00 AM
I'm sure you would like to meet you Tanis. You sound nice.
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Date: 9/21/2016 6:49:00 AM
Tanis- this is very honest, why I like it...Congratulations on your placement in the contest :)-luloo
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Date: 9/21/2016 12:49:00 AM
Come on, carry on meeting yourself. Great honest poem. Many wishes, Kai
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Date: 9/20/2016 10:49:00 PM
this is so honest and no secrets going on, and a tough journey, i found your words engrossing and loved every bit of it. congratulations on ur win, ur poetic friend Lewis
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Date: 9/19/2016 7:08:00 AM
I am sorry for the tragedies you endured, but glad you came through it with zest for life. Best wishes, Agnes
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