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.