There were times when I’m also tired
of this journey we call life.
You see, I’ve done all that needs
to be done, welcomed many moons,
climbed many mountains, nurtured
children from my aging womb,
welcomed grandchildren, cherished
loyal dogs, battled cancer, taught,
many to write, cared for a volatile mother.
I’ve paid my dues. I paid them all.
I am ready to wave goodbye to memories
and bow to gratitude—
offer a love, profound now, and take in
the passion which has sustained us.
And so it is. Please let me
Diana Raab, MFA, PhD, is a poet, memoirist, blogger, teacher, and award-winning author of ten books and 1000 articles/poems. She blogs for Psychology Today, Wisdom Daily, Thrive Global and many others. She frequently speaks and facilitates workshops on writing for healing transformation. For more information, visit: dianaraab.com.