Friday Photo: Independence Day

Posted on July 6, 2012 by


It took 46 years to sense it…
first just a tickle
then a burst out here and there
like a drowning woman rising to the top
churning and bubbling to the surface

It took 46 years to feel it…
saying goodbye to identities no longer useful
relationships not meeting needs
or stereotypes obliged to slide to the side
and slither into obscurity

It took 46 years to create it…
birthing them from me and
me from myself
welcoming a new phase of existence
all the time surrendering expired habits

It took 46 years to explode it…
pulsing out my heart through my fingertips
rushing out my mouth to the world
exuding out my very being into the
freedom to be



Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 9

  • My Inner Chick

    July 8, 2012

    It took 46 years to explode it…

    love your last stanza, Mama. x

  • Michael Ann

    July 7, 2012

    Beautiful poem, Jennifer. Our learning and growing never stops does it? Wonder what the next 46 years will bring?

  • Kenya G. Johnson

    July 6, 2012

    This is wonderful Jennifer. I didn’t know what to say – the feeling I got from it. But I figured I should at least let you know I’ve read it 5 times since it came into my e-mail not a full hour ago. I absolutely love it and feel it.

    • Jennifer Wolfe

      July 6, 2012

      Thank you, Kenya. What a lovely comment, and I am so glad my thoughts made an impact on you.

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