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Today, I Start Anew....

Updated on June 15, 2017
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After losing my Mother, Father, Aunt, and nearly my youngest grandchild, I had sunk pretty low. I needed to get back on track, and fast.

Like The Butterfly-Begin Again


Table Of Contents

1) Dedication
3) Butterfly Images
5)Today I Start Anew-Second Half
2) Today I Start Anew-First Half
4) Life Can Be Rough-A Poll
6) You Can Do It


I dedicate this poem to all in the world who are suffering from pain and/or loss. Like the butterfly, take a moment to wrap yourself in a cocoon of life and awake from that cocoon renewed and alive once more.

Today I Start Anew-First Half

I wake in the morning blinking in the light…

I rub the sleep out and struggle upright…

I look out the window at the bright colored dawn…

I feel so tired, exhausted and worn…

I rise to my feet with a stretch and a yawn…

I wash and I dress so I can face the morn…

I make my coffee not weak but strong…

I eat a breakfast of a muffin from corn…

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Life Can Be Rough

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Today I Start Anew-Second Half

It has been rough, these past few days…

Death stalked us in so many ways…

A mother, an Aunt, a friend so true…

Making us sad and oh so blue…

But I can’t quit now, I need to live…

My life reflects the love I give…

I need to look ahead not back…

I need to find the things I lack…

So every morn from now ‘til death…

I will wake from a comforting rest…

I will smile at myself because I woke…

And get to spend another day of hope…

Each morning I will awake renewed…

And say these words in the morning’s hue…

“Today I am grateful for all I can do…”

“Today I am going to start anew…"

You Can Do It

We all feel down every now and then, but we pull ourselves together and move on because we must. Here are some inspirations that helped me climb that rough wall, I hope they help you as well.

  • You are the most important person in your life.
  • You can never please everyone.
  • Take a moment to regroup your thoughts before you speak in anger.
  • What others say should not affect how you feel about yourself or anything else.
  • Your thoughts, positive or negative, will be what shapes your future.
  • Never give up, the fight is hard to make you stronger.
  • Take a break, take a deep breath, take a moment to think and then you can act to the situation.
  • "Time is Money" is true because productivity means more to 'sell', so take the time to sell yourself and forget about the 'door-to-door' salesmen who want to sell you a spoiled set of beliefs.
  • Helping others will help you to see and work on fixing your own issues.
  • Smile, before you know it the smile will be genuine.
  • Even if you don't feel it, or know it, someone loves you.

© 2012 Cheryl Simonds


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