I Had A Thought

I Had A Thought

A Poem by Stephanie

A Poem recognizing that each person on this earth, at some time in their life, must choose what kind of person they are.




Today I sat and had a thought

About the things that I’ve been taught

The good, the bad, the truth, the lies

The price we pay is to fail or fly


We are taught from birth to death

Right and wrong and with each breath

We jump right in and learn much more

That someday opens many doors


The doors that teach us passing through

How to be me and you

To learn that good is born from bad

If we remember lessons had


So, thank you, Mom, for giving me

Those doses of reality

The wrongs you taught and the rights

I think about them, day and night


Along this road of life, we tumble

Through ups and downs, we do stumble

As we learn every day

What to think and do and say


From good and bad we learn each day

If we choose to learn that way

To be the best that we can be

A greater right for you and me


From finding out that wrong can be

As great a teacher as right, you see

Open your mind and open your heart

It’s your choice as to where you start


So, embrace the wrongs done to you

And thank those who did, and do

The things to you that make you, you

And helped you choose to be better too






From birth to death in the blink of an eye

We learned to laugh, and we learned to cry

All the memories given me

Created my reality


And I became who I am

I choose to be better than

The things that caused me all that pain

And today I’m happy, once again




© 2020 Stephanie

Author's Note

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Added on September 10, 2020
Last Updated on September 10, 2020
Tags: Thought, Poem, choice



Lakeport, CA

I am Stephanie Lawrence, though my brother gave me a nickname because he has such confidence in me and my ability to write, after seeing to it that my first book was published, he calls me HRH Lady Da.. more..