Poetry by Charles Joseph

Tomorrow, Maybe I Won’t Give Up

Daily writing prompt
What’s your #1 priority tomorrow?
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Every day, I give up on my dream.
So I tell myself, I shall
try again tomorrow.

But tomorrow comes. Tomorrow always comes!
And that’s the problem.
Every day, I give up on my dream.
My dedication flares; my ambition enlightens; my legs ripen
and, into another world, I depart!
But this path. This path only prolongs
as I can no longer hear the song
of my Will.

So, by the end of the day, I give up on my dream.
I can no longer spin that wheel.
Then a day passes,
Regret buries itself in me
I peel myself off of the battlefield
I refrain from thinking of my shameful past
but regret already buried itself into me!

And after day after day comes and goes,
regret is reincarnated in me
because—you see—I try, I try
I really do. But somehow
every day, I give up on my dreams.

Some say it’s human.
Some say it’s okay.

But, I think that’s the problem.

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5 responses to “Tomorrow, Maybe I Won’t Give Up”

  1. Great poem, Charles. It’s so difficult to show up for ourselves sometimes, but every little bit adds up over time. Give yourself grace <3

    1. I’m learning to give myself more grace and let the little bits add up. Thank you so much, B!

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