Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Truth Be Told (Poem)

Truth Be Told

I want for no more
time to be.

I am.

I want for no more
time to do

more but begin
today not chasing

some one sure thing.

I've got it.

The surprise is
how long I  took

to admit this.

© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas

I'm participating in the #Trust30 challenge, an online writing/reflection initiative for which a prompt is posted daily. All of the prompts to date are here.

Today's poem is my response to the 15th prompt from Colin Wright, writer, brander, entrepreneur, and CEO of Ebookling & MIPitR:

Do you work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take a moment, step back from your concerns, and focus on one thing: You have one life to achieve everything you've ever wanted. Sounds simple, but when you really focus on it, let it seep into your consciousness, you realize you only have about 100 years to get every single thing you've ever wanted to do. No second chances. This is your only shot. Suddenly, this means you should have started yesterday. No more waiting for permission or resources to start. Today is the day you make the rest of your life happen. Write down one thing you've always wanted to do and how you will achieve that goal. Don't be afraid to be very specific in how you'll achieve it: once you start achieving, your goals will get bigger and your capability to meet them will grow.

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My responses to date, all in the form of poems, are:

Tend With Care

Love One Cleared Path

Forward, No Turn Back

Ways In and Out

Getting the Rhythm

What You Imagine

Let Me Tell You


Words to Live By


Answer in Time

Giving Meaning to Others


Fifteen Minutes to Count Down


S. Etole said...

I needed to read this ... you wrote it well!

nance marie said...

very well, indeed.