Future

free verse, Poetry, Small Poems

Apologies for my recent lack of poems – keeping up with the 30/30 challenge is extremely difficult to do when you have exams to study for but I will try harder to keep on top of it. For today’s prompt we were asked to consider the future — enjoy!


My favourite quote is:
"Every great story has a beginning middle and end,
not necessarily in that order
We are all great stories" *
Because it invalidates the future,
the past is obliterated,
we have no order
-- stories can be told at
any point in
time.
In the future I could be Homer,
or not.
I could be dead,
or not.
I could be teaching,
or
simply
living.
To have ambition is not to hold
your future
accountable
for your present,
to have ambition means
to have passion
to love
to live
to hope.
-- and aren't we all not just hoping
that we will survive another day
to see
the next?

*from Phil Kaye’s ‘Beginning, Middle and End’

This poem was written as part of NaPoWriMo 2018 [Day 11]

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