Play, Ground.

What can a swing teach me about life?

 

I see the swing.

I think, “Oh, this looks fun.”

I climb on,

I push off,

I ascend.

 

I pick up speed.

My stomach drops.

I feel afraid.

 

I slow down.

I scrape the bottom of my Chucks against the ground.

 

I regain balance.

I smile.

I enjoy this steady swing.

 

Then I kick higher, I reach that point.

My stomach drops.

 

This time, I know

the feeling.

 

I laugh.

I scream.

My stomach drops, again and again,

and in place of fear,

I feel glee.

 

I am joyous.

I am flying.

I am thrilled. I am thrilled. I am thrilled.

 

Then I feel tired.

I let my momentum drop.

My legs hang loose.

 

I relax.

 

I look at the flowers, dancing on the breeze.

I feel the wind on my face,

in my mouth as I breathe,

on my tongue as I laugh.

 

I slow down, and

when I am ready,

I leap.

 

I soar through the air.

I land on my feet.

 

The swing waves.

I walk away.

 

I am grateful for this chance to play.

 

By justpearlythings

I am a writer, a lover, and a believer in the good things in life. I write about mental health and wellness, along with book reviews and fashion opinions. My blog caters to thoughtful, growth-minded women and men, and offers insights and personal challenges that provide a space for relevant, meaningful connection. The World Wide Web is vast, it contains multitudes, and so do we as people. I believe that through self-awareness and honesty, we create a more loving planet for everyone. Feel free to follow this page and share it with friends and family. Love, Pearl

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