Friday, November 16, 2012

Then, Get on With it...



 Poetics Aside Prompt: Use the last line of yesterday’s poem for the first line of today’s poem.



And then,
Get on with it…
When you have begged forgiveness
…do not return again, again
To grieve those despised failures
Preserving self-pity’s pain
But learn from it and move on
For this, my dear is life
We dance, we slip and stumble
Within its joy and strife
And we would be proud; boastful
Without truth reminding us
That there is none who have not erred
So do not sulk, or pine or fuss
But simply learn its lesson
Ask forgiveness, reflect a bit
But then, my dear, forgive yourself
And just get on with it…

© Janet Martin

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