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“Today” Prompt Per Brenda’s Prompt

I'm interested in social issues, relationships, problems of daily living, jobs, exercise, poems and fiction, plus safer living conditions.


Brenda Arledge continues to provide a prompt for us each week, and the new prompt is ‘today’. This is another interesting word that brings many thoughts to mind. Good days, bad days or events that occur on a specific day is another thought. We may write a poem, a song or even a story, and it will be interesting to see what is written by the Hubbers. I have written a poem and some acrostic poems to meet this challenge.

Today we should live in the best possible way as yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not here yet. How many times have we heard that sentiment? Some of us have serious problems, and we do have concerns about tomorrow.

Others, like my husband and I are senior citizens, and we must now live with the physical problems of our age. That doesn't mean we cannot smile, or enjoy the chirping of a precious little bird in our yard. Nature is always to be cherished. I read books on the porch, listening to the birds chirping and watching the squirrels run and play. I enjoy the simple things in life, and that is just okay.


Acrostic Poems

Today we do the very best we can

Our outlook on life determines our fate

Do we groan over yesterday or today

Always whining just makes us late

Yet we ponder as we find our way

Today is all we have right now

Our days of yesterday are gone

Do you moan or smile today

All we hope is we’re not wrong

You can make good choices

For Fun

Today arthritis rules my day

Oh, the pain has come to stay

Doing the things I would like to do

As these things cause me to pray

Yes, I know which things to pursue

Today Poem

Princess Diana had a tragic life

Kenny Rogers sang and became a star

Alex Trebak was loved by all

Hard work will usually take you far

Today will be what you make it

Everyone wants life to be the best

Commitments take so much time

Saving for our rainy day nest

Today we have a life to live

Doing something we really like

I walk through the quiet forest

There is nothing here I dislike

The birds continue to talk to me

I am enjoying nature I find fun

I love the flowers and leaves

I am not walking in the sun

Nature speaks, yet it has no voice

We know it speaks as silence abounds

Light wind blows through the leaves

The little squirrels scramble around

Today - John Denver

Love Poem

© 2021 Pamela Oglesby

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