The Answers

My poem, The Answers, is up on The Drabble today. It is a reflection from young adulthood and the power of finding your own answers. I am grateful to have my voice shared on another site. The Drabble is a favorite of my mine.


By Ali Grimshaw

They call me adult.
I have learned to apologize, drive a car
mastered spell check to avoid embarrassment.
Yet my days of fevered creation
and re-imagining myself, remain inadequate.
Knowing I know less with each ring of curiosity around my trunk.
Like paint peeling off an old house I am more than one color.
I live as a revolving door to exit and enter,
each time with a different view.
Growing up I believed adults lived in sureness.
Shocked disappointment crashed down
when the truth broke through
with no answers in its hands for me.
Why didn’t mom tell me?

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13 thoughts on “The Answers

  1. Really raw and real. Thank you Ali. I volunteer for an org that serves homeless teens – and one of my favorite things is to support them in accessible all that’s possible with their creativity.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Blessings, Debbie

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  2. This is so good, Ali! I also used to think that adults lived in security, knowing exactly who they were and what they wanted to do. It really was a shock when I discovered differently… And congrats on getting posted on another site!

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