Allow – a poem by Ali Grimshaw


How different it is
to force
instead of allow.
To let it come to you.
Without your touch.
Inside a flower bloom
without a worry
if the petals overlap.
To relinquish. Your plan
might not be the one.
Unfold another way,
yet considered
inside magic
that you desire.


Ali Grimshaw is the author of Flashlight Batteries, a poetry blog for those struggling in darkness and tough times. Her poems have been published in Vita Brevis, Poetry Breakfast and Ghost City Review.


  1. Mark Tulin says:

    The beauty of flexibility.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Truly magical the beauty available when we allow and surrender to the flow – your poem is beautiful in describing it.


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