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Poem: Today is a Special Day-Response to Word Prompt Today by Brenda Arledge

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Today is a special Day

Today is a special Day

The Road to Success is a Difficult One

There is no doubt the road to success is an arduous one, full of difficulties of all sorts. There is probably no station in life in which obstacles have not been encountered and overcome before success could be achieved. What looks like an insurmountable mountain in the path of our journey in life can be easily crossed with steadfastness and a firm resolve. Many times, the fear of failure holds us back and inhibits us from striving to pursue our dreams. We wait for some miracle to happen and free us of the shackles of indecisiveness and fill us with confidence and hope.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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Success Favors the Strong Willed

When we study the lives of some highly successful people, we realize that their success is a result of their struggle to overcome obstacles that incapacitated them, to break the bonds that confined them. Resolving to rise above adversities is the first step towards attaining great success in Life. Success never opens her doors to people who are lethargic, unwilling to strive hard and sacrifice their comfort, or to people who lack the courage, stamina and confidence to remove the hurdles. Success only favors those who trust their abilities to achieve what they desire.

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started

— Mark Twain

Brenda's Word Prompt 'Today'

This week Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘Today’. It is an interesting word. It brought to my mind this quote “The beginning is always today” by Catherine Pulsifer. There is so much meaning in this quote. If we start each day as a new day to begin fresh with gratitude, courage and a resolve to be happy, without worrying about failures or trying to be perfect but to do our best with faith in ourselves, then every day of of life will be meaningful and beautiful.

Believe Today is a Beautiful Day

Believe Today is a Beautiful Day

About the Poem

This poem is about a woman who has suffered a lot, but is determined not to give up. She has resolved to stay away from people who do not care, who are toxic. She is determined to overcome all adversities to achieve her goal. She is not scared of failure. She has made up her mind to try again and again.

When a person has suffered a lot in life, it is difficult for that person to enjoy life even when things improve. She is haunted by the memory of the bad time. Healing is possible only by drawing one’s inner strength and resilience. Living every moment today with contentment and joy is important for a meaningful life well lived.

It is never too late to be what you might have been

— George Eliot

Poem: Today is a Special Day

She woke up with a smile

She felt alive and agile

And exclaimed to herself

Today is a special day.


She was healing from within

Not the misery not the pain

Nor the fear of being judged

Was going to limit her today.

It was not easy nor was it possible

To forget all the agony, all the hurt

But she would take it as a challenge

And persevere to live her dreams.


It may seem too hard today

She would try again tomorrow

She knew she could not give up

She would try again and again.

She knew she had to keep going

Make plans and reach her goal

The path was rough and bumpy

She knew she had to find her way.


She had learned the hard way

There are people who can hurt

They can be mean, they can change

But she had learned to let them go.

She learned that it is not worth

Chasing people who did not care

She had decided to be her true self

Today she would start all over again.


She was the master of her thoughts

She was the architect of her life.

She learned to appreciate beauty

The strength and beauty of her soul.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today she resolved to live fully

In every precious moment

To ride the wave of life

with contentment and joy.


Today she resolved to make

Everyday a great day

Better herself each day

And believe today is a special day.

This Song Will Help You FIND YOUR WAY (Official Lyric Video FIND MY WAY) by Fearless Soul

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

Comments

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 08, 2021:

Thanks Flourish. I very much appreciate your encouraging comments. I have seen some awe inspiring women who have stood up for themselves in the face of adversities. so I decided to make it the theme for this poem. Stay blessed.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 08, 2021:

I enjoyed your selection of quotes and your inspirational poem. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 08, 2021:

Awesome Ravi. I admire your spirit. Keep up the good work. You make us all proud.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 08, 2021:

Thanks Peggy for the kind comments. Much appreciated. A strong woman never looks back. She learns lessons from every experience and moves on. Enjoying each moment of every day fully is truly a life well lived. Stay blessed.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 08, 2021:

Today can be the start of many good days to come. Your poem shows a woman with strength of character who is willing to shed her past and move forward. I enjoyed the message of savoring each moment of today.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 08, 2021:

Thanks Vidya. I believe and follow the words of Jack London.

"You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

Thanks for the appreciation.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

Thanks Ravi, I appreciate your comments. You are such a great writer. Your articles are on varied interesting topics. I have a lot to learn from you. I never miss reading them, though sometimes I might not remember to comment on them. I always wonder where you get your inspiration from. Stay safe stay blessed

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 07, 2021:

Such an inspiring poem Vidya. Your words helped me to visualize the resilience and the hope that comes with every new day. Thanks for these wonderful words.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

Thanks Brenda for the encouraging comments. Your inspiring words prompts motivate us to observe the world around us and reflect on our own experiences in life to choose topics related to the prompt and create poetry. You are doing a wonderful job of giving us the chance to learn. I am so glad you liked my poem and the quotes too. Stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

Thank you so much for the encouraging comments Chitrangada. Much appreciated. What you said is very true. Women have great resilience and never give up, especially when it is about their family and the people they love. They will strive today and every day to protect them at the cost of their own suffering and pain. Stay safe, stay blessed.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 07, 2021:

Beautiful response to the word prompt, Today.

You have portrayed the women, who can be found around all of us—our mothers, sisters, friends, and ourselves too. Women don’t give up, and that’s a wonderful reality. To brighten the tomorrows, they do everything they can on a ‘Today.’

Not only for the word prompt, Today, your response is a tribute to the women in general, which I found beautiful.

Thank you for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 07, 2021:

Vidya Sagar

You are right about the road to success being difficult.

Sometimes it seems like it would be easier if hope for a miracle.

I love this

"Success only favors those who trust their abilities to achieve what they desire."

I so enjoyed your poetry.

It is so difficult to pick oneself up after being knocked down time & time again.

She shows great strength and courage learning the beauty of life is to put herself first.

She wakes up with a smile

She is healing

Nothing will limit her

She will find her dreams

She knows if it's too hard today..that's fine.

She'll try again tomorrow.

She had to learn to let others go & stop chasing them...putting her own dreams first.

She learns to appreciate herself & be happy.

Making every day great!

The part I love best

"She was the master of her thoughts

She was the architect of her life."

Awesome song at the end. Love it!

I enjoyed the quotes too.

I will post a link in the article

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 07, 2021:

Beautiful poem.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

Thanks Peace Tobe Dike. Much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed ready the poem. Stay blessed.

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on May 07, 2021:

This is an amazing response to the prompt..you did so well..I enjoyed reading this. Blessings.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

Hi Amara., Thanks for the nice comments. I am glad you liked it. Stay safe, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

Thanks Misbah for your kind comments. Much appreciated. We all have faced such people in life Misbah. But the key is to not let such experiences affect us and move on, draw on our inner strength to achieve our goals with determination and faith in ourselves. Stay blessed.

Amara from Pakistan on May 07, 2021:

Vidya g its a great response to the prompt challenge..

Beautifully written..

Stay blessed..

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 07, 2021:

Beautiful beautiful response to Brenda’s prompt

Vidya, I can relate it to myself.

“She had learned the hard way

There are people who can hurt

They can be mean, they can change

But she had learned to let them go.”

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece

Much Love

Blessings always

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on May 07, 2021:

This week Brenda gave us the word prompt ‘Today’. It is an interesting word. It brought to mind this quote “The beginning is always today” by Catherine Pulsifer. Please read my poem on the determination of a woman to make every day a special day:

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