Day 10 Prompt: Unfolded
“Has there ever been a time that something negative happened but because of it you discovered something positive? Free write for ten minutes diving into one or more of your experiences and then take us on a journey through your poetry, show us how the events unfolded. Or…
You could take it in a different direction and free write about unfolded and see where it leads. Was there a time when you were doing laundry with someone and they didn’t like how you were folding? Tell us about it.”
Events unfold, burn me apart,
Thought life was stable; now restart.
Begin again anew and find,
Inspiration warm and kind.
Or realize life isn’t nice; it tricks you each time,
You think you would know, twice shy once burned –but you’re blind.
Don’t you know my favourite mistake,
Experience merciless takes —
It’s fire to everyone who thought not,
To remember their lessons taught.
It’s the way life unfolds teaching us learning hurts,
What’s worse, relearning leaves scorch marks, worse — blood boils, spurts.
No one feels sorry for you now,
You’d time enough to figure how.
You will recall your experience,
Though vainly hid, it’s your reference.
Walk away, don’t do it, you’ll get tossed out the door.
Change your mind before you regret, choice made poor.
You never learn, you have to see,
If you realize and change key,
Your life might be more harmonious,
Less mistakes made erroneous.
Maybe you’ve found peace, where experience led you,
Events unfold, learning never ends, life drills you.
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