Rebirth and Renewal (A Poem)

Published by Lydia Richmond on

It has been a long couple of years, it feels like. I’ve made some major headway into finally growing up. This year, I’ll cross the line over into 40 (gasp!), and it’ll be an opportunity to really be an adult. The poem theme for my bloggy friends this month is “rebirth.” I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with that theme until the New Year approached.

This year, I’m focusing on me. All of 2018 will have one goal: get my stuff sorted out. Not just the stuff on my desk (which is magically clean as I type this) but mental, physical, and emotional stuff.

My goal is to let go of what needs to get gone so that I can focus on my kids and my husband. So that we can grow as a family. So that we raise well-rounded and well-grounded children who will, in turn, lead well-rounded and well-grounded lives.

That’s what rebirth means to me in 2018. So here you go:

Rebirth and Renewal

A new year,
A new day,
A new chance
for me to say

Goodbye to the old
Farewell to that girl
Who didn’t quite know
A thing about this world.

Goodbye young lady
Who wasn’t well focused
It’s time to rework
(the only rhyme is locust)

Crafting and devotions
Friends and more
2018 has
so much in store.

Can I do it?
I sit here and wonder.
It will be awfully hard to
not let myself blunder.

Stay with me
on this year-long trip
My hope is that I won’t
go down with the ship.

That was just silly. I’m not even sure I can get over the dumb. Ha!

rebirth poem

Now go read some of my friends’ poems!

Baking in a Tornado with “Be True

Cognitive Script with “Nine Rs

Bergham Chronicles with “Rebirth of Jules


Karen BakingInATornado · January 10, 2018 at 12:40 pm

I’m with you. Looking forward to all you have to share this coming year.

Minette · January 10, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Perfect for the big 40!

Jules B. · January 11, 2018 at 12:48 am

I love, love, love it!!! Beautiful job!!! Here’s to your next 40, being even better than the previous years!!

Dawn aka Cognitive script · January 12, 2018 at 9:55 am

I thought that was great and just wait, 40? hahaha wait until 50 is in your rearview mirror. Girl…

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