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That Bridge: a chained #tanka #OctPoWriMo 

Have you ever done something, been happy with it, fininished it all up, going along your merry way, only to have second thoughts about how you could’ve done it differently for hours? If you’re the creative-type (or OCD a perfectionist) I’m sure you have. 

Well, this has been my dilemma all day since posting my piece for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt. And since this idea is driving me (even more) nutty I have given in to it! So, in my mind’s opinion, I share a better (or at least different) thought on the prompt in a chained tanka.


bridge to tomorrow –
beckoning for me to come
there from yesterday
what I see now as that bridge
is actually today

the past is just that
the future lies out ahead
I stand on today
the bridge we will never cross
because it’s always today

today never ends
tomorrow will never come
yesterday ne’er was
the illusion of that bridge
is just our reality

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
Bill Keane 

 

This is also linked to the BeWoW and Writers Quote Wednesday communities, both of which you should check out!

Yesterday to Tomorrow #OctPoWriMo 


What is on the bridge between yesterday and tomorrow?  
That is the question posed today for the OctPoWriMo prompt #14, along with a few suggestions and prompt words. 

The quote our host shared, “Trust is the bridge from yesterday to tomorrow, built with planks of thanks.” ― Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, was my real inspiration I think for today’s poem: a modern Tanaga, which is yet another new form for me and my first try at it. 

yesterday to tomorrow
holds many things we will face
pain happiness smiles sorrows
line the path to that new place