A New Chapter of Life

A Poem By Alexandra // 1/2/2011

A New Chapter of Life

Thank you for your kindness

Thank you for your compassion

Thank you for your hugs when I needed one

Thank you for your trust in me

Thank you for scolding me

Thank you for comending me

Thank you for your good

Thank you for your ugly

Thank you for your cheer

Thank you for believing in me

most of all

Thanks for the lessons

When I grow up

I want to be just like you

But I am grown

But still feel like I haven't grown up yet

I guess I will never stop growing up

in my mind



thank you

for your guidance

and love


for now


I am


I will have more to thank you for in the future.






 A very nice poem :)

On another note:

I shake you warmly by the hand and welcome you to apricotpie!

Keri | Mon, 01/03/2011


Thank you for the very nice comment :). I can't wait to read some of your writing as well :D.

Alexandra | Mon, 01/03/2011


 Alex, your poem really got me to think. I liked the line "Thank you for your good / Thank you for your ugly." It makes me feel like you see people in a realistic way, and it reminds me to accept those I love fully.

Also, I like how you dealt with the complicated issue of growing up. When are we grown up? Is it a specific age limit in a doctor's textbook? 13? 14? 18? 21? Or is it possible that there IS no finish line - that we "will never stop growing up" like you said? I like that idea a lot. It makes me feel a lot more comfortable and not worry about the expectations for certain ages - even 22!

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 01/03/2011


 Hi Alexandra! 

Welcome to Apricot Pie!!! (AP) 

I love your poem...it is so true. I especially loved the lines: 



Thank you for your good

Thank you for your ugly


It is always great to have someone new to AP. I'll look forward to reading more of your work. 

-HomschoolGirl :D


Madeline | Tue, 01/04/2011

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way


Hi Alexandra! (I LOVE THAT NAME!)

I really liked this poems meaning! And I totaly agree with Sarah Bethany on what she wrote. 

A can't wait to read that story your writing! Can't wait to see what that's about!

Sorry that this comment is so short. I'd say more, if I was not watching "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatball's" (Such a funny movie!).

So need to go!

Write on!


Kassady | Sat, 01/08/2011

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
Write On!


I haven't welcomed you yet.  Glad to have you on board!  I look forward to reading more of your writing as well.  Keep that pen busy!  :)

James | Mon, 01/10/2011

"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

This is beautiful, and wow...

This is beautiful, and wow... kind of sad too.  Lonesome, I guess.  Very sweet though.  And, along with everyone else, I welcome you to Apricot Pie!

Bridget | Mon, 01/10/2011

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya