A Journey’s Reflection


There have been days on this journey that I would have liked to skip — days that were very difficult. Days that inflicted great pain—not always physically, but the pain that comes with deep emotional wounds. However, the same journey that has brought such pain has also been interwoven with great joys. And it is the combination of the two that have shaped me into the person I am today. Someone with deep faith, strong loyalties, persistent courage, and a passionate and compassionate loving soul. I would not change a thing.

inflictions and joys ~
both, in combination, seen
in my reflection

P. Wanken


Written for Poetic Asides April 2014 Poem-A-Day Challenge DAY 7: Self Portrait 



  1. Wow Paula–funny how we come to be and then realize we wouldn’t change a thing–your poem is amazing, strong, vibrant in so few words 🙂


    1. Thanks for that, Sara.

      I find that during April (writing a poem a day), my words flow from a different place than when I’m crafting poems during other times. I appreciate your feedback — a true encouragement.


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