Come Now: An Adult Poem

Today’s poem is by an author named Hilda Carroll, I and found it truly compelling.

I hope you enjoy this poem and that it moves you as it has to me.


Come now.
I’ve been waiting a long time.
And okay, I know I’m not fully ready,
But as they say, I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.
Because the rest of the readiness
Can only come through being with you.
I’ve come as far as I can on my own,
I need you by my side to go the rest of the way.
I’ve done the navel gazing,
Self-exploration and reflection.
Enough now—
Only by being with you
Can I complete the journey.
I need to park the analysis now
And go back to making mistakes
That I can learn from.
I’m willing to feel the fear
Of the big reveal
And do it anyway.
But you aren’t here
For me to expose myself to.
You are the missing piece,
So come.

—By Author: Hilda Carroll

Writing Challenge (Day 30) What Excites Me 

Ah! Today is the last day for this challenge and I had quite an experience. I was able to share life experiences, give you a glimpse through the window of my soul, (as so it seems), while learning a few things from you all.

One more time, today I want to share what excites me, and below I want you to comment on what excites you; what ever it may be.

 What excites me is love. A love for another is beautiful. In this day and age we need love more than ever. What excites me about love, all types of love, is the will to do for others before yourself. Or to start the day off with a person(s) in mind and you won’t let the day go by without sending some love their way in person or cyberspace. It’s exhilarating!

Whether it’s love for a spouse/significant other, or a love for a friend/author/blogger, we express love to the highest altitude.

I love to witness love being interacted between others. Although, and some of you may have heard me say this, I haven’t received love of this degree in a relationship. Sometimes you just want to be there for someone and do for them, but it’s disheartening when they take you for granted. I can experience love, madly, deeply, and truly in my characters and know it exists. It comes from somewhere deep inside and what I wanted in life, I’ll witnessed in others.

A passionate kiss, a heartfelt hug, and a simple “just checking up on you”, can go a long way. It doesn’t always have to be anything major, at least not all the time.

I truly believe the love I give and receive from friends and people I’m getting to know or barely know is undeniably astounding. Sometimes we just want what we never had, but I’ve learned that it begins with YOURSELF.

I’m learning to experience self-love. Love begins with what’s inside you. Whatever 2016 may bring, I hope that at some point I learned further to connect with myself spiritually, get to know who Pamela(me) is. I’ve lost who I was down the line. And, furthermore, to love myself unconditionally (single).

Love is kind and gentle. It’s patient and it is self-sacrificing. That what excites me- love. What excites you? I would love to hear it.

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A Mother’s Love 

Today’s prompt I’ve chosen for Day 3 assignment is Love. Oh yes! Love is beautiful and oh so special. When I think about love, I see a spiritual energy that is warm and what holds us close to the one we love. I can’t say I felt love from guys I dated in the past or even now. But, I can say I felt love when the nurses placed my 7 lbs, 8 oz, 22 inches daughter in my arms after giving birth after being in labor for only about 5 hours. Yes, five hours! Not long at all. Holding her in my arms a little over six years ago and after getting over the shock of being a first time mom to a healthy, beautiful girl, my heart soared.


The first look she gave me was breath-taking. My little Shelley. When I became a new mom, I was lost, confused, and  didn’t knew what I was doing half the time. I also didn’t have much help or advice even when I had asked for it. It was overwhelming at times and still is, but I had to sucked it up and prepared myself for the next 18 years.

The sound of your child’s cries because she misses your face and wanted to be held, especially when you are feeling blue reminds me that my problems are bigger than me. Someone needs me. At times I felt the only love I would get is from my daughter. As the years went by, I realized the struggle, the pain of wondering why nothing is going right in my life, or why I have a child and still trying hard to give her a decent living. A “I love you, mommy.” makes everything worthwhile or when she needs me, I dropped everything cause only she matters and anything else can wait.

Love is so sweet and precious. The love between a parent and a child is a very special bond. You will go to Hell and back for your child. On a dark, gloomy day, a smile from your child is like a ray of sunshine. It makes you smile and warms your heart. Love is never to be taken for granted.  Whatever love you may feel for or get from any other individual should be real, true, and unconditional.

Now my Shelley thinks she’s my mother! LOL!