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Day 365 (Finally!)

January 18, 2011 Leave a comment

I origially wrote this one for day 350, but it was too perfect for today so I decided to hold onto it. It was initially inspired by the fact that I was getting very tired of all of the holiday reruns. Well, that’s it for Stanza 365, but watch this space (the blog, not this exact post lol) for information about Stanza 365 The Book … coming soon.

Is that all you’ve got?
I’ve heard it all before
and I’ve started to ignore
your pointless repetition,
I just can’t take anymore.
You’ve run out of surprises,
there’s no reason to extend
this distressed association.
I believe we’ve reached the end.

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Day 364

January 17, 2011 Leave a comment

The idea for this one came from the fact that it’s the last piece that I have to write for Stanza 365 (I wrote day 365 back on Day 350).

Only one way to find out
Unless you take the chance
there’s no way you’ll ever know
how much you have to offer
or just how far you can go.
It may seem to be impossible
if you’ve never tried,
but the mountain doesn’t look so high
viewed from the other side.

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Day 363

January 16, 2011 1 comment

This one was inspired by a haiku that I found with StumbleUpon.

Perpetual Motion
I’m just getting started,
this isn’t the end,
or, at the very least,
that’s what I intend.
Even though things may not
go according to plan,
I want to keep going
as long as I can.

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Day 362

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Against my better judgment I seem to have become addicted to playing Cityville on Facebook, which gave me the idea for this one.

I shouldn’t be doing this
there’s so much that I want to do,
so many grand designs,
but I can’t seem to stop myself
from wasting too much time.
No matter what my plans may be,
I’m driven by distractions
to spend what little time I have
on meaningless attractions.

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Day 361

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

This one was inspired by something that was said during a sponsor read for MailRoute during a recent episode of Tech News Today.

Dismissed
I’ve been through all of this before
and it’s not worth it anymore.
I’ve seen enough, I’ve got to quit.
I’m just not putting up with it.
I’ve got to start thinking long-range
and stop expecting you to change.
There isn’t any other way,
the time has come to walk away.

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Day 360

January 13, 2011 Leave a comment

I was getting very tired when I wrote this one.

Yawn
Consciousness slipping away.
I’ve tried, but I can’t seem to stay
awake another minute longer.
The need to sleep is growing stronger,
but there’s much more that I need to do
before the day is finally through.
I know that it may be unwise,
but maybe I’ll just rest my eyes.

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Day 359

January 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Only 5 more to go (I’ve already written Day 365) and that gave me the idea for the beginning of this one.

Is that all?
So close, but still
not quite there yet
and with each step closer
that I get
it becomes more of
a reality,
but just not what I
thought it would be.

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