Imagine you woke up and every day
was the worst one you’d lived through
in every way
In mine, I’d be losing a job that I love
and fearing my wife
would soon give me the shove
Jobless, alone, what the hell would I do?
If I lived just that ONE day
all hope I’d eschew.
But that day led onward to one of the best
If I hadn’t lived through it
would I pass the test?
Would I get to wake up to the day of all days?
Over and over
in wonderful ways?
In some ways I do wake to both of those scenes
every damned morning
like trusty machines
Each day lives inside all the days lived before
Both the bad and the good
you can never ignore.
Frank’s challenge this week: “Here is a groundhog theme challenge. Start with a day of your life that you would never ever want to live through again, then end with a day of your live that you could repeat forever and ever.”
I’m not sure I totally followed the rules, but I’m not unhappy with the outcome.
Frank Chloupek holds a PhD in Physics from The Ohio State University. We have been friends since our undergraduate days at Michigan State University over 30 years ago.
Frank hates poetry
(except for any and all Limericks about a certain boy from Nantucket).
He provides challenges, topics, themes, rules to guide whatever gets put together on Fridays.
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Thanks, and have fun!