Jodi at Reimer Reason has written a beautiful “I Am” poem, and has been working with other moms as they write their own poems. Here is the template:
I AM (title)
I am (fill in the blank) I am a soccer player….I am a grandfather…
And here’s my “I Am” poem:
I am me.
I wonder what this means to you?
I hear you.
I see you.
I want you to hear me and see me, too.
I am me.
I pretend as little as I’m able.
I feel you know this about me, already?
I touch the soft hair of my little boys and I kiss the tops of their heads.
I worry they won’t know how much I love them.
I sadden to think others won’t love them as much as I do.
I am their mom.
I understand the world is a complex place.
I dream that some day, people will celebrate its differences.
I try to help make this happen.
I say, “See my life? It’s not so very different from yours, afterall.”
I hope you hear me.
I am the voice of my son, until he has words of his own.