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Where Is She Going? #septemberchallenge

Where is she going?
This young girl
With dreams in her pocket
And a bag full of hope..
A new life awaits her
She’s excited to go
To conquer the world
And be something more.

Where is she going?
She’s not so sure any more
A woman now….
She really doesn’t know
How her dreams came apart
And her plans didn’t start
But she knows
That she must
Keep following her heart.

Where is she going?
This woman at fifty
More sure of herself
She makes a new start
With a bag full of hope
And still following her heart.
No worlds to conquer
Except the one deep within

With a smile on her face
And her heart full of thanks
She has nowhere to go
She’s happy to stay
Living life in her own
Unique way.

Linking into Write or Die Wednesdays hosted by Mia of The Chronicles of Chaos and Vashelle of Shelly’s Cabaret a bi-monthly creative writing prompt.

Today’s prompt is :


Everyday Gyaan


  1. Philip Verghese Ariel Philip Verghese Ariel September 12, 2015

    Hi Corinne,
    Good to be here again after a long gap.
    A well versed one with lot of reality.
    Yes, this girl reached to the half of life
    but there is no sign of a midlife-crisis! πŸ™‚
    Good going!
    Keep going
    Have a wonderful time and a profitable weekend! πŸ™‚
    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

  2. Dorothy Johnson Dorothy Johnson September 12, 2015

    She’ll probably feel much the same when she’s 70. Seems I feel much the same as that young girl until I look in the mirror.

  3. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg September 11, 2015

    This is about your life journey, right?! πŸ™‚
    Beautifully expressed!

  4. Mia Mia September 11, 2015

    I love this journey. I love the positivity and the confidence. Such a great poem, Corinne! πŸ™‚

  5. Shelly Shelly September 11, 2015

    Corinne, thank you for sharing your journey in this beautiful poem. I read all of the posts linked in it, and I can relate to many of your experiences. Let’s just say I cannot wait to have that 50s mentality πŸ™‚ Confident, self-assured, content…yes please!

  6. Balroop Singh Balroop Singh September 10, 2015

    Beautifully expressed…love the quick change of thought and transition, so smooth and yet so challenging! So inspiring and yet so heart-wrenching! This poem pulled at the strings of my heart. And that is the quality of real poetry.

  7. Obsessivemom Obsessivemom September 10, 2015

    That was absolutely beautiful Corinne. That’s exactly how a journey should be. You put it just perfectly.

  8. Mukulika Basu Mukulika Basu September 10, 2015

    As I finished reading it, something snapped inside me. Touching poem!

  9. Magical Mystical Mimi Magical Mystical Mimi September 10, 2015

    I LOVE this Corinne! As I was reading it I kept thinking, “hey, this is me!” πŸ˜€ What a great poem.

  10. Astrid Astrid September 9, 2015

    I love this poem. I appreciate each stage of this girl’s/woman’s growth.

  11. Rena McDaniel Rena McDaniel September 9, 2015

    What a terrific piece Corinne! Your talent always amazes me.

  12. anks anks September 9, 2015

    Loved the transition… a coming of age poem…! I bet a lot of ladies will identify with this πŸ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 9, 2015

      Ah..glad you saw that! I hope it ‘speaks’ to others. Thank you.

  13. Bhavya Bhavya September 9, 2015

    Loved the poem. Especially the portion where she reached the only part of the world left out…within her.

    Glad I found this prompt today on your page… πŸ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 9, 2015

      Thank you, Bhavya! I’m off to see how you interpreted the prompt.

  14. Sanch Sanch September 9, 2015

    A lovely picture of this girl’s life…and eventually, you are happy to live it your way than what you think others may want.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 9, 2015

      Yes, I think it’s a journey most of us take. Hopefully every one finds peace at the end of it too.

  15. Leanne Leanne September 9, 2015

    you write beautifully Corinne – it paints a picture for me πŸ™‚ ~ Leanne

  16. Alana Alana September 9, 2015

    I did lose myself along the way, but I also found myself. I carry my bag full of hope into the future. Beautiful poem.

  17. payal agarwal payal agarwal September 9, 2015

    Wonderful poem. I like these lines..”no world to conquer except the one deep within” πŸ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 9, 2015

      Can I confess that I thought they were the best part too, Payal! πŸ˜‰

  18. Vinitha Vinitha September 9, 2015

    I believe that everyone will be able to see themselves in this poem, Corinne. As I read this a sense of calmness filled within me. Lovely lines, I must say!

  19. Mahathi Ramya Mahathi Ramya September 9, 2015

    Wonderful poem Corinne.. I know, post is delayed, it’s worth the wait πŸ™‚

  20. nabanita nabanita September 9, 2015

    Read like the journey of a woman…From the unknown to the known..From being unsure to being sure..Loved it Corinne πŸ™‚

  21. LuAnn Braley LuAnn Braley September 9, 2015

    Yeah, I’m more towards that last girl. πŸ˜‰ But I wouldn’t change that for nothin’! Happy Wednesday!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 9, 2015

      Happy for you, LuAnn – it’s the best place to be!

  22. Orana Orana September 9, 2015

    yes, you can still be a girl at 50! Lovely poem.

  23. vidzworld vidzworld September 9, 2015

    I love it, Corinne! Godspeed!

    *The path is strewn with stars reflecting success * *The horizon beckons, calling her name lovingly!*

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