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“Adapt": Per Brenda Arledge’s Prompt

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Brenda Arledge's 52nd Prompt

Brenda Arledge has given us our 52nd word prompt, which is “adapt”. This completes a year of new prompts, and also Brenda’s review of the responses. I treasure Brenda’s friendship and all her hard work on our behalf. It has been a difficult year for Brenda, and yet she persists. Some people have had their work published thanks to Brenda’s encouragement.

I used to write poetry when I was young, but I had stopped. Brenda’s prompts have rekindled my interest in reading and writing poetry. I enjoy poetry very much, and I am thankful for these prompts.



I was in love with a fine man

Then it ended as he was gone

Adapting was not easy now

I cried and cried all night long

I got a new job at the today

As an RN I wanted to work days

The time I chose was unavailable

I guess this job is one more phase

Life is not going the way i want

My car is now in the auto shop

Another expense I just don’t need

I thought I was the cream of the crop

When life throws you a curveball

You must adapt in order to succeed

We can’t always choose the outcome

Misery is an option you do not need

Throughout the years of our life

Changes occur countless times

We must learn to adapt to the change

We will forever make the long climb


Acrostic Poem

Adapting throughout your life

Daring to dream to succeed

Acting in solve any problem

Pushing through the tough times

To find happiness through change

Cody Johnson - 'Til You Can't

© 2022 Pamela Oglesby

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