Sometimes {Poem}

Sometimes {Poem} |


sometimes it looks like waking up.

sometimes it looks like opening the windows and letting daylight in.


sometimes it looks like smiling at strangers

like saying ‘yes’

like saying ‘no’.

sometimes it’s big

like buying the plane ticket

quitting your job

falling in love.

sometimes it looks like singing a song

writing the words

or saying them out loud.

sometimes it looks like moving

sometimes it’s staying.


sometimes it’s small.

like saying ‘hello’

like walking inside

or stepping out.

sometimes it’s an easy choice.

sometimes it’s not.

but it is always worth it.

and it is all courage.

– photo credit: Íris Juana

Author: Gaby Comprés

Gaby is a teacher from the Dominican Republic. Her hearts beats in poetry, bravery and encouragement, and she likes to think of herself as your very own personal cheerleader. Follow her work on Instagram @gabywrites and pick up her latest book, 'The Words I Want You To Keep' here.