• South Lyon Church

My (Popcorn’s) Journey


By Holly Schilling

They start out so calm

Just huddled there silently.

Then the heat sets in

And the popping will begin.

Sometimes gently

Sometimes violently.

And I feel that’s

A lot like me—

When life starts its popping

And there’s just no stopping

The changes that I see.

Sometimes I wish

I didn’t have to do it

Or make myself go through it.

But eventually, they land

Safely in the bowl

Which after all was their goal

But they never really knew it.