I used to write poetry like a maniac. I wrote so many poems in high school, college, and early in our marriage that I started to think in poetry. Then I had kids. I've probably written 5 poems in the last 5 years. I used to write 5 a day. It's amazing how having children can change so much about you. I feel like I am at a time in my life where I can start to think about seriously writing again. I can piece two sentences together without someone puking on me or needing their diaper changed. I am very, very glad about that. For all the parents that can not yet piece two sentences together, don't worry, it will happen again soon. It may take a while, but consider what you are doing right now "material" for future use.
Here is one of the poems I came across from my old journals. More to come later this weekend.
silver bells and silver shells,
butterflies and pale green skies
dragon tails and moon lit trails
party hats and fancy pants
purple punch and guests that dance
flying fairies eating green berries
long haired mermaids drinking sherry
fields of flowers
castles and towers
the tallest sun flowers