Quilt of Life and Other Poems

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By Petrouchka Alexieva

Quilt of Life

(To Mom and Dad)

“Please, stay. Let’s make this life together!”
My father said to my mom in the morning.
This is what life is, a colorful quilt –
In size that we can make it by choice.

Every piece has its story; every color is a season of love,
Happiness or some sorrows, and disappointments
When something doesn’t fit perfectly on the corners, 
But it can be fixed with another colorful patch.

It takes work patience and dedication,
Few sparkles in the eyes and keep going with smile
When the weather is not very pleasant,
But the quilt will warm us up. It is our taste of life.

With Crown of His Own

Driving to Victorville early this morning After a cold Californian night. I was not in a hurry. I had nothing to worry. The sky was clear, the sun just emerged…

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