A Forward Looking Man

Written for:  Poetics Aside November 2017 Chapbook Challenge
For today’s prompt, write a new day poem. Often, I think of a new day meaning a positive move in a new direction. However, it could be the opposite. Or it could be free of positive or negative connotations; instead, just being different. Or a new day that’s completely the same, I suppose.

He was saddened by defeats in his life,
forced to retire from a job he held dear
early on, with dependent children and wife.
Injured at the site, his future unclear.

In ensuing years, several struggles arose.
He went through divorce; he brought up two children.
Fought off negativity, as he composed
poetry, and read.  He’s one in a million.

Love of story, and movies ignited
an ache to become an actor. Could he?
Joined a neighborhood theater group, excited
to make a change in his life, finally.

Having cared for grandchildren, without leave,
he’s content now to wear his heart on his sleeve.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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