I have written and published many poems all my life, including a self-published poetry book.
"Leaping Lily Pads"
I'm leaping lily pads to my achievements.
I'm hoping they don't sink me.
Eyes wide; focused - breathe
Like peanuts bursting at the seam.
My breath is a subtle wind,
Rustling in and out seamlessly.
Hunger itches from inside me.
I find my supper easily.
My base is my safe haven,
As I punch down on the computer keys.
I reach out to my goal,
On my path, I pick up each of the seeds.
I'm safe in my skin,
Surrounded by my own trees.
My evergreen tree of love grows
Where my family is the foundation.
It branches out to all I care for
With careful consideration.
You opened my heart
Like a book about a hummingbird,
And for once a romance connection
Does not seem absurd.
I'm leaping lily pads strung by a thin vine
To my achievements burning deep in me.
I'm driven by my thoughts
Like a shot of green tea.
My dignity is a puffy cloud
Rising to unreachable heights -
Though I do not mind
Other souls' guiding lights.
I stay grounded - connected -
As I gain weight in knowledge and advice.
Life is just what it is and
Stars fall in the sky where they're meant to be.
Let's strike up the jazz band of nature,
And dance all together in glee.
The path is always there
To solve the hurdles;
I'll paint and smudge the blank canvas
To keep myself from going in circles.
My mind and soul is a clear glass,
Fragile but yet strong
To hold a great presence of what is right.
Pausing in sudden silence,
I jump into the lake off the lily pad trampolines
And I'm swimming to my dreams tonight.
© 2012 Alyssa Scheidemann
Gianandrea Maoli from South Carolina on May 13, 2012:
You seem to describe a complex world of your own, yet you paint it pretty clearly for us to understand how you live in it.
"My mind and soul is a clear glass, Fragile but yet strong." That's quite an analogy. People's minds can feel like that though...confident about the world we live in and sometimes confused about it as well.
I enjoyed this poetry!
Rhonae from Iowa on May 01, 2012:
wow i was amazed. I really love the imagery! I felt like i was jumping from one lily pad to the next just in the tiny me version!
Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on May 01, 2012:
This is very beautiful and inspirational. Voting up
Alyssa Scheidemann (author) from Southwest Florida on April 30, 2012:
Thank you both, rahul0324 and Faith Reaper! :)
Faith Reaper from southern USA on April 30, 2012:
Alyssa, you are truly an inspiration. I love this piece. Voted up across the board. In His Love, Faith Reaper
Jessee R from Gurgaon, India on April 30, 2012:
Beautiful poem! Wonderful Imagery!