Sunday, March 20, 2011

A New Chapter

asks us to use the first words from the final paragraph of
 Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"But that is the beginning of a new story"


Every dawn is the new beginning
Of a chapter about to start!
By the end you may be winning,
Or you may be nursing a broken heart.
See your life as a special story,
With you the author each day,
Sometimes finding power and glory,
Sometimes finding there's hell to pay.
Enjoy the characters you'll be meeting,
Defeat the boredom and frequent strife;
The tale that's told may prove quite fleeting,
But it will be a slice of life.
Be the villain or be the hero!
Speak your dialogue loud and clear!
No good story speaks of zero.
Yours may be 'the book of the year'!
Psychologists say that people who see their lives as an on-going story have good mental health.



Picture the Explorers, viewing this vast terrain!
With heat and flies and snakes to face and blinding storms of rain!
We stand here at the lookout, with cameras on show,
Forgetting Blaxland and his men of long, long ago!


Tarang Sinha said...

Very apt and clever take on the prompt. Very thoughtful words indeed!

Gloria said...

Very good advice, well given. :) I love the clever and unique manner in which you use the prompts. Enjoyed and will heed your words! :)

Judy Hale Chiarito said...

These are words of wisdom, as well as a wonderful use of this prompt!

Unknown said...

Filled with wisdom and good counsel!

Amanda Moore said...

A story within a poem about a story too cool! this has a great flow to it reads very smooth!

Anonymous said...

Great advice. I also loved your use of the prompt as scattered words rather than the complete phrase. I didn't think of that!

Carry on! Amy

Whitesnake said...

In that case my story must make Enstein look like a dunce!