Start and Finish

I started Octpowrimo poem-a-day with optimism, clung on doggedly through a difficult month, and finish with pride, not having missed a day.   The final prompt is about beginnings and endings, and my first poem was too depressing.  This little poem is my fourth try at the theme.

Young lives are awash with beginnings,
to be grabbed and exploited to the full.
We old folk have more endings,
losing parents then friends,
physical strength, health
and independence
That’s life.


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6 Responses to Start and Finish

  1. odhran25 says:

    I love the short resignation that comes with the final line.


  2. Christine says:

    Lovely, and so true. You are wise! And a very good poet.


  3. Shah Wharton says:

    I struggled with this theme and with the shadow poetry. I should have gone my own way like you have. 🙂


  4. a balance from beginning to end, it seems.


  5. Ron Potter says:

    Well done and sweet.


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