or maybe tomorrow,
I'm going to make
I'll add laughter
when I start over--
you'll see the poem
I have several "On this Date" books in my library. When I get stuck for a poem idea, I check my books to see if some important event happened on this day or if someone I know was born or died on this date. I have books for daily inspiration, words for the day, be happy today books, etc. One of my favorites is TODAY I WILL by Eileen and Jerry Spinelli. Today's page includes, "Sometime today, or tomorrow, I'm going to screw up." That line really spoke to me. I don't think I've ever written a poem about screwing up--but I certainly have, many times.
What mistakes have you made? Can you start over and try again? How can you help yourself to NOT make the same mistake twice? Can you write about that today?
As the Spinellis point out, never be afraid to start over again. Do not let failure scare you, it is how we all learn.
Have a great day writing.