I Am Free.

It has captured me.

The bending, yielding plant I see.

But more so it’s shadow.

Fascinates. Holds captive my eyes and

keeps me in place.

Just like the shadows deep inside me.

Keeping me rooted from what I truly seek.

Shining a light. Bright as the sun. Still

a few persist. I let go of some.

Days continue. Some lighter than others.

All of them holding blessings and wonder.

When my eyes choose to see,

beyond the shadows. I am free.


Love, blessings, and gratitude, 💕 Carrie

2021 http://www.carriedforth.com

When Those Clouds Part. ❤

the skies are erupting

in brilliant shades

it’s true

parting those grey dense clouds

to send the day off

in fiery hues

full of brilliant orange and yellows

pinks to tame and mellow

a dust of violet mixed with blue

a painters dream

a palette supreme

causing a pause at the end of the day

to watch the colors change


Love, blessings, and gratitude, 💕 Carrie

2021 http://www.carriedforth.com

Miss Maple Wintering

Lovely branches bare and wide

reaching toward the winter sky.

Prepping for spring to arrive.

Waiting patiently. So am I.


For more poems and photos of Miss Maple from fall of 2020 click the links below:

Watching You Turn
Everyday Changes
Love, gratitude, and blessings, 💕 Carrie

2021 http://www.carriedforth.com