Things I learned from life
How to sing from my grandma and where I want to be
How to dodge a face slap when someone takes aim at me
When to talk and when to run, knowing who is a foe and who is a chum?
Where to hide and where to play
How to laugh and what to say
Where to find peace and where to write
What to do to avoid a fight
How to smile when I hurt and hold my tongue about the jerk
How to pull a punch and line, so folk don’t go down in crime
When to make a stand at all and how not to become a fool
Where to go so that I can shine and how I found God divine
When to love and how not to hate
I won’t forget my past mistakes!
A task set by the book “how to grow your own poem” by Kate Clanchy, learning I made a mistake with this poem that I fell back into rhyming, I should do another like this but remember not to rhyme. The subject should be about your life and the things you’ve learned, where and how and all of that and maybe even about where you see your life is going?