Continuing Knowledge

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads  – Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman, “What We Save Saves Us”
“Write a new poem in which you sing of starting over. Or call it by its other names: reboot, renew, recommence, take two, going back to the drawing board, etc.”

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” ~ Joseph Campbell

“The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Shelley

I refuse to regret past
times in which I made rash
decisions, bad decisions,
or could not seem
to move forward. It has
been a lifetime of learning.

If I started over at this point,
I would help animals, learn about
each one, and write their stories.
Writing is my brain expanding,
increased knowledge of who I am,
and who I was. It brings me
joy, sadness, frustration,
and aids me in moving past
difficulties by using words.
The pen deciphers the mind’s
thoughts in unique ways. I guess
we are all always starting over.
Tomorrow I might wake as a giraffe.

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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6 Responses to Continuing Knowledge

  1. susanstoo says:

    Love that surprise ending! Wonderful poem.


  2. Excellent – these days, I strive to live my life with no regrets


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    This is beautiful.


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