Birthdays

Some days you’ll just feel beat
beat down, hopeless
and that it’s all pointless
and just a waste of time.

But you’ll continue.

Because somehow there is still
a hope, a little hope
that you can still succeed
and make something
of yourself and your dreams
so you continue.

And then the day comes
whatever the birthday is for you
that casts everything into a relief
and raised above the background
in frightening clarity.

How many more?
How many more chances?

A vicious realism, like Poe’s Raven
emphasizes every thought with
“how many more?”

Some days you’ll just feel beat
beat down, hopeless
and that it’s all pointless
and just a waste of time.

How many more?
And just what is the waste of time?
The art? The words? The beauty?
The commutes? The paychecks?

You’ll continue.
Without hope for light and
despite that incessant, bitter
black bird shadow asking
“how many more,”
you’ll continue because the
art and the words and the beauty
ravenare you.

Don’t pack up the paints just yet.
There is a painting of a raven
its blue/purple/black feathers
only visible by the glint of light
reflected, a study in black
and dark and nevermore
and just “how many more”
has yet to be answered.

And so you continue.
~Patt

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Patt Timlin is a marketing expert set on sharing her expertise with other online marketers to help them achieve the dream of working online. She is secretly pleased with the surge in content marketing as revenge of the English majors! Entrepreneur, blogger, guide, helper – Patt loves the online world and loves to share it!

Patt is the author of:

Spot4publications

Spot4connectionsblog [focus beginners online]

Spot4Connections.com

Work At Home Product Guide 

Patt Timlin Online 

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