This Is My Life – A Reflection

This poem titled Hanging Upside Down was authored by Akiane kramarik at age 10 in her book titled My Dream Is Bigger Than I – Memories of Tomorrow – Part Four Page 128 “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem.  I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

The Poem This Is My Life consists of seven stanzas with three lines each…The photograph I choose for this reflection was taken of my son during our time in scenic Ireland…This is a beautiful poem and describes the life of a ballerina with blistered feet…We are all unique and meant to lead unique lives…Ballerinas are very graceful and strong and beautiful dancers yet to become an excellent ballerina the dancer constantly practices and struggles to maintain the perfect weight figure and balance…Life is not always pretty for ballerinas as it is not always pretty for the rest of us…I quote Akiane’s last three lines “when my head is dizzy when my ribbons are untied and my tights are ripped—this is my life”….What I love about children is they do not care whether they are pretty or not and are more concerned about actively playing than keeping up appearances…The world can learn a lot from children from the humility and holy innocence found in little children…If more adults were holy and innocent like children not childish more child like the world would be a much safer and better place and brighter too…For all of us we only have one life to live so let us all make the most of it…