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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2211368
Free verse poem about self improvement.
Just a Suggestion

Never write down your hopeful intent,
constraining your world by a fence
erected in your self improvement desire,
donning the blinkers of determination
required to run the chosen race.
Do not become subjected to decisions
made in haste and wishful thought,
servant to a self now lost behind
the turning pages of unfolding time,
a being changed beyond meaning.
Be wary of announcing ambition,
creating a target for all the vagaries
of jealous fortune and miserly fate,
inviting the attention of gremlin and temptation.
Trust instead in your unfailing talent
for playing the game by ear, believing
that change is your ally and not a foe,
adapting to happenstance as you always have.
The future evades the most meticulous plan,
delighting in preparing traps for preconceptions,
ever eroding our heartfelt dreams
and mocking the notion we hold the reins.
Be a friend instead of the rolling tide
of time that moves us onward;
contentment lies in the here and now
as the yet to be prepares its welcome.

Line Count: 26
Entry to Taboo Words Contest January Prompt: Resolutions
Taboo words: resolutions, new, optimism, promise, break

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