Rosetta Peters | Creative Writing Student
it is time, baby girl.
from this point on
every choice that you make will be an answer
to the overly asked questions of
Who do you want to be?
What kind of person would you like to be?
What kind of woman?
be a walk in the woods
be a Paper Birch in a forest of pines
be the tree that they chose to carve their initials in
or better still
be the stone he picks from the earth, that he uses to chisel the heart around their names
that he still carries in his pocket today
be a walking stick for others, but never their crutch.
be a footprint in the sand
be no internet connection
a dropped call
be the first step that she takes off the trail
don’t ever be afraid to make your own path
be your favorite song, the lyric, the beat
be the first leaf to change its’ color in the fall
but be the last leaf to drop from the tree
be the mason’s thumbprint that he leaves in the mortar between the stones
be the breath she takes just before he kisses her for the first time
be his courage to try
be a tire swing
be a Canada goose, baby
whether you’re flying point or get tired and have to fall back for awhile, always stay in the “V”
be a glow worm
no matter how dark it gets, always know, that you own the ability to shine
be the vows that he writes- be his promise to her
and be the first tear to escape as he reads them to her on their wedding day
be a child’s jump rope
or a baby’s first cry
you’re the author of your own story, honey
so take your time telling it.
and revise some more
oh baby, be your own happy ending!
and my darling, sweet girl-
whatever you do