Friday, January 05, 2018

Poem for a New Year (or Month or Week or Day)

Poem for a New Year (or Month or Week or Day)
by
Greg Pincus

No giving up.
No giving in.

Keep looking forward
Not back where you've been.

Find joy around you.
Find strength within.

Write your best future.
No waiting.
Begin.


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17 comments:

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Well, hey, Greg! Long time no see, and it's nice to have you back at Poetry Friday. How I wish it made sense to keep looking forward only, but that's a recipe for history repeating. Still, "No waiting. Begin." stiffens my resolve. Thank you!

Margaret Simon said...

Happy New Year, Greg!

Rita Crayon Huang said...

Love this SO MUCH, Greg. Thank you!

Happy New Year!!

Greg Pincus said...

Heidi - it's interesting you took the poem that way. Or really the word "look." I get it. But I meant it in this way: as we study and learn from the past, I think we should do so for the future. Too much time, in my opinion, is spent "looking" at the past in the sense of not moving forward or rehashing it. This is true as people or when looking at history. We must learn from the past, agreed. But I believe we do so to look towards the future. Perhaps there was better word choice, however! Happy New Year to you (and to Margaret and Rita, too!)

Irene Latham said...

Oh, I couldn't agree more about the looking back! Onward, poets, onward! The world is here NOW. Thanks for the poem, Greg!

Catherine said...

These are words to live by, Greg, and am going to post it next to my desk. Thank you for sharing your poem today. Happy new Year!

Linda B said...

The poem makes me write a cliche, 'short and sweet' and just right, Greg. Here we go! Happy New Year!

tanita✿davis said...

Wise words. I'd etch them on a bracelet, they're just right.

KarolinaS said...

Missed these Greg! Happy New Year!

Mary Lee said...

Welcome back, Greg! Your poem is spot-on (as always)!

Christie Wyman said...

What a great poem to accompany growth mindset work! HNY!

Mitchell Linda said...

Happy New Year---write your best future, YES!

Charles Waters said...

Here, here, Greg! Couldn't agree more. ONWARD!

#pincuspower

#gogregoryk

Kay said...

This looks like a recipe for success for the new year!

Sally Murphy said...

Love it Greg. Happy new Year!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Good advice, Greg! Hope your 2018 is off to a great start.

Michelle Kogan said...

Definitely, let's move "forward," thanks for your upbeat poem Greg, Happy New Year!