i am…a frog?

like a pollywog
but continual
constant metamorphosis
life’s playpen journey
never habitual
every step negates that

sister, wife, mother,
teacher, painter, dancer,
sometime-poet

daughter
daughter is missing
from the list

pollywog always
pollyanna mostly
metamorphopolly
named wrong
should be polly
could be…

because
i am…
we are…
you are…
a becomer

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photo credit: Hyunhee Park

9 thoughts on “i am…a frog?

  1. JoHanna Massey July 11, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Oh I do like this one! The illustration is excellent too. We are indeed always in the midst of change.
    Thank you for sharing this. A perfect Monday morning poem. 🐞

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  2. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 11, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    your words create a circle around the cycle of life – may be a frog – pollywog – but these images threaded with other pictures remind us of the circle of life – fleeting, round, going, growing life
    lovely
    happy Monday
    am:)

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    • lillian July 17, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Ah….getting to my reading finally….company all gone. Resting my foot which now includes a broken toe (was dislocated too) and has turned a lovely blueish color. Perhaps your artistic eye would find some beauty in this color??? 😦 Now using my cane again….ready for the saga of the right foot/ankle to be over! Just call me wobble-along! Pollywog….remember the pollywog….this too shall pass 🙂

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      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack July 17, 2016 / 8:55 pm

        Oh Lillian,
        so very sorry about your foot woes – blue is a good look for sky not skin but yes my friend, whenever I am bruised, I do find the coagulating colors fascinating;)
        This too shall most definitely pass.
        Here’s to happy healing and a speedy recovery!
        am:)

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  3. Manja Mexi Movie August 23, 2016 / 4:32 am

    I wish to tell you here that I’ve been enjoying going through your poems, several at a time. It feels like a collection and it is a highly joyful experience. Thank you!

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    • lillian August 23, 2016 / 7:06 am

      Oh my. I am sitting here with my second cup of coffee and wish to tell you – you have just made my day!! Many many thanks for this lovely compliment ❤️. Hope to see you again 😊

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