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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Cheers to 2020!

Here’s to the earthquakes, The raging fires, The passionate Earth letting us know it’s in desperate need of change. Here’s to the politics, The bad decisions of those elected to lead without knowing how to. Here’s to the civil wars, The unrest of social justice, To the plight of the oppressed and misunderstood. May we […]

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Mrs Enginerd Poetry

The Queen’s Castles, A Poem

Huachuca, Hood, Bragg, Benning, Leavenworth. Fields of snow, grass and desert sands forge the leader inside the wild flower, Caribbean heat fuels the warrior within. Camp Santiago, Allen, Buchanan, Muñiz. A distinguished career for the mother turned Colonel… Memories reside in these unassailable fortresses, The rest buried under speckled granite, Forever a mystery to the […]

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Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Deliberate and Specific

Bold and brave,Kind and compassionate,Articulate and fierce,Strong and unwavering,Chaotic yet organized. These are the traits of a warrior,Of an entrepreneurial soul,Of a resilient spirit. Don’t let failure define you.

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FOMO (A Poem)

I check my phone constantly,Wondering,Waiting,Anticipating,Fearing the worst. What if today is the day?The moment the good turns into bad,The unfortunate confluence of experiences that deprives me of you? The TV,A cool breeze,The warmth of a freshly cleaned towel,An unpaired sock.They all remind me of what was,of what could have been,of what was lost to good […]

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Not all is lost

Anger,Fear,Anxiety,RageThe crushing blow of a reality without you makes me weak,dull,mad,violent. I crawl into a ball gripping tightly to memories that still remain,Wishing I was in your arms, peacefully unaware of the lifetime I will endure without you. Who will build me up when others tear me down?Who will love me unconditionally, without hesitation?Who will […]

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Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Good Enough (Poem)

I’m not the best painter,The best writer,The best advocate,But I am a resilient creator, An artist;A mindful visual and verbal communicator. I’m not the best nurturer,The best cook,The best housekeeper, Or the most patient teacher. I’m not a mother, nor a caregiver,But that doesn’t define my worth as a woman As a wife;As a contributing […]

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What Makes a Mom?

I’m not a mom but I know how to change a diaper, how to bathe a newborn, how to soothe a colicky baby in the middle of the night, how to put together a crib, and how to proof a two story dwelling against rugrats. I’m not a mom but I have dropped off kids […]

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Don’t (Poem)

Don’t worry, work through it. Don’t fret, figure it out. Don’t cry, clap back harder. Don’t conform, challenge the status quo. Don’t stir the proverbial manure, fertilize ideas with it! Don’t sit there, weak and weary, become a warrior. Channel your energy; thrive. Soar. Make the impossible, possible. Don’t delegate to others the glory that […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Take a Chance

Draw a line, cross it, Take a step or two, Color inside and outside the lines. Let the wonder, wander free. Go beyond the horizon, Take the plunge and dive right in! Be bold. Be brave. Be fierce. Let the world see you shine. All that is loved is not lost. All that is forgiven, […]

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Reasons

All you need is a reason to hope, To love, To dream, To be grateful for the calm after the storm. All you need is a reason to despair, To hate, To doubt, To believe you don’t deserve happiness. All you need is a reason to trust, To see the good in others, To know […]