Monday, July 29, 2019

Poem - I Will Live

I was inspired to write this poem after reading Dawna Markova’s book: I Will not Die an Unlived LifeThe poem is a culmination of all of who I am, my life, and my experiences up to this moment in time.  It took four months (February-June) to finalize it from the initial draft penned in my journal.  That's a very tiny fraction of time considering that the poem has been over 51 years in the making since the day I was born. Today, I nervously shared it publicly for the first time with my yoga students at the end of class.  It is no longer my own hidden jewel; it now also belongs to others who touch my life and whose lives I touch.  From my heart to yours, my fellow traveler on this journey of life.

I Will Live
by MaryAnn Broussard

I will live
a passionately embraced life,
savoring every day as if
it is my first and my last.

I will be
graceful and confident,
believing I am worthy and valuable;
that what I have to offer is
more than enough.