A skipping child approached by an older woman,
This child was aware the woman had approached,
and ignored her.
“Now come here, honey”
The lady said shakingly.
The girl approached, kind of worried.
“I’m going to give you all of my knowledge”
The woman started,
“Of what I’ve learned in this world”
The girl sat down,
legs crossed, eyes wide and alert.
The woman began
“Sweetheart, cherish everything you have now,
And don’t forget to live”
The girl thought about what the woman had said, as she walked home that day.
“Live?” She thought,
“But I already am!”
As the girl grew older,
had her own experiences,
And children, she still kept thinking about what that woman said.
Now she’s the same age as the woman,
who she spoke to at such a young age.
She began to wonder “Have I lived?”
She thought about a deeper meaning
To in which living is.
“I have everything I’ve ever wanted” she stated,
“And nothing that I don’t”.
The next morning, the kids who lived in the home across the street, were out playing tag.
She approached them, and kindly stated
“Now I’m going to teach you everything I know” and she then said,
“Cherish everything you have now, and don’t forget to live”
just like the woman who she met many years ago.
Narrative poems are so fun to write, I really hope you enjoyed this!!