This poem, Ready, was written by my 15-year-old daughter, Amelia Bergen. She is my Guest Blogger today.

Sometimes I find myself

Wishing for more

I find myself marveling

Over photos

And songs

Wishing that my life was


I remember when

I first realized

I was ready for my next life

I was ready to be

polar bear

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A polar bear, blending into my background

A golden retriever, playing fetch in the park

A shark, in infested waters

Or even another human

A different human with a different life

I woke up hoping

That I would die

And be born again

As someone

Or something else

That was not myself

I’m not sure what my next life will be like


I do not wish to end mine anymore

And I thank God

If there is a God

For that.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Connie Peterson
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 21:13:53

    Yes, that is a great gift. And peace. Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 02:53:32 +0000 To:


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