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"Leaping Lily Pads" - Poem of Inspiration

Updated on April 5, 2013
Lily pads in a lake in Nature
Lily pads in a lake in Nature | Source

"Leaping Lily Pads"

I'm leaping lily pads to my achievements.

I'm hoping they don't sink me.

Eyes wide; focused - breathe

Like peanuts bursting at the seam.

My breath is a subtle wind,

Rustling in and out seamlessly.

Hunger itches from inside me.

I find my supper easily.

My base is my safe haven,

As I punch down on the computer keys.

I reach out to my goal,

On my path, I pick up each of the seeds.

I'm safe in my skin,

Surrounded by my own trees.

My evergreen tree of love grows

Where my family is the foundation.

It branches out to all I care for

With careful consideration.

You opened my heart

Like a book about a hummingbird,

And for once a romance connection

Does not seem absurd.

I'm leaping lily pads strung by a thin vine

To my achievements burning deep in me.

I'm driven by my thoughts

Like a shot of green tea.

My dignity is a puffy cloud

Rising to unreachable heights -

Though I do not mind

Other souls' guiding lights.

I stay grounded - connected -

As I gain weight in knowledge and advice.


Life is just what it is and

Stars fall in the sky where they're meant to be.

Let's strike up the jazz band of nature,

And dance all together in glee.

The path is always there

To solve the hurdles;

I'll paint and smudge the blank canvas

To keep myself from going in circles.

My mind and soul is a clear glass,

Fragile but yet strong

To hold a great presence of what is right.

Pausing in sudden silence,

I jump into the lake off the lily pad trampolines

And I'm swimming to my dreams tonight.


© 2012 Alyssa Scheidemann


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      Gianandrea Maoli 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      You seem to describe a complex world of your own, yet you paint it pretty clearly for us to understand how you live in it.

      "My mind and soul is a clear glass, Fragile but yet strong." That's quite an analogy. People's minds can feel like that though...confident about the world we live in and sometimes confused about it as well.

      I enjoyed this poetry!

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      6 years ago from Iowa

      wow i was amazed. I really love the imagery! I felt like i was jumping from one lily pad to the next just in the tiny me version!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      6 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      This is very beautiful and inspirational. Voting up

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      Alyssa Scheidemann 

      6 years ago from Southwest Florida

      Thank you both, rahul0324 and Faith Reaper! :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Alyssa, you are truly an inspiration. I love this piece. Voted up across the board. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautiful poem! Wonderful Imagery!


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