2017 Nov PAD Chapbook Challenge Day 29 – ‘New You, Before a New Day’

self-reflect

Today’s prompt: Write a ‘response’ poem

Now this prompt could be taken in a number of ways; however, I found the suggestion given on the page to be an interesting one -to write a ‘response’ to one of the poems previously written for this month’s challenge, especially as we are now nearing the end. I opted to write a response to the poem I wrote for Day 1, ‘New Day. Has anyone else ever attempted to write something like this in answer to their previous poem before, or taken the option for today’s prompt? It’s intriguing in that you are essentially talking to yourself, and as I discovered a little self-reflection and events in your life can lead you to question your previous words. At any rate, here is my response to my first poem of the challenge:

New You, Before a New Day

I know this ‘new day’ you speak of,
The fabled time when everything
Falls effectively into place
And life is all tidily arranged,
But these ‘old worries’ of yours
Will surely follow you there
If you don’t begin anew as well.

Perhaps I should more clearly explain,
You see, this so-called stress and strain
Has grown from your own brain,
It is your response to life’s difficulties
That has stifled your creativity,
Because of your constant proclivity
To allow anger to ravage you so intimately.

I do not wish to dispirit you,
But merely make implicit to you
That the root of this perceived ruin
Lies somewhere deep within you,
And that change must occur
For this ‘new day’ to be a solid reflection
Of a truly unclouded mind and intention.

Like this poem? Read more in my first poetry collection, ‘The Awakening’, avaliable NOW!

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