Michelle Beauchamp is a proud Canadian residing in Sarnia, Ontario. Her poetry has featured in “Chiaroscuro-Darkness and Light, dVerse Anthology, 2017, Women Speak-Portraits Poetry, and Prose of the Feminine Experience and Uproar Literary Blog, The Lawrence House Center of Arts. She is a regular writer and online host for dVerse Poets Pub. She is ecstatic to be included in two poetry anthologies that will be blasting off to the moon in 2024 in a time capsule via the Lunar Codex (dVerse Anthology, 2017 and The Polaris Trilogy) .Michelle finds her muse in the simplicities of nature and the complexities of life.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
If I were to tell you about me,
I would say I know who I think I am,
What I believe in and how I feel about life.
Other than that, I do not have a clue
Of what others perceive me to be.
No one ever tells me.
Maybe I am not what I think I am.
All I know is what inspires me,
what moves me,
what I need in my life,
whether I get it or not…..
I just know.
It took a very long time to figure that out.
Some other stuff about me:
I am 61. That’s what my birth certificate says. I don’t know how it happened.
I love the diverse, open-minded, beautiful country that I live in.
As a mother, I can attest to one of life’s greatest challenges.
As a wife, I can admit it isn’t always easy. Marriage is about work and compromise, like any other agreement or commitment.
I like a good cup of tea in the morning………every morning……or look out.
For almost 40 years, you could find me sitting on the floor surrounded by babies, toddlers or preschoolers. Early Childhood Education has been the most rewarding professional career I could ever imagine.
Losing people I love has changed my life.
Sharing my experiences and expressing my thoughts are things I feel compelled to do. I believe we were put on this earth to share with others. I think that’s why we have different gifts, talents, and knowledge. Remember “Show and Tell” in kindergarten? It’s a good concept. Why stop there? We have so much to learn from each other.
Hope you enjoy my photos, poetry and ponderings of life.
Have a great day!