Every Day is New

Every Day is New

This is my first poem of the new year. Last year I followed a photography prompt, which I also used for my poetry too. This year I am not going to restrict myself in quite the same way.

I enjoyed attaching a photo to each one, so I am still going to try and do that – but without any pressure. What I shall also be doing, on a more regular basis, is linking up to #ThePrompt, a linky hosted by Sara at Mum Turned Mom. She is extremely supportive of Prose for Thought and I have regularly seen her prompts and thought to myself ‘I must do that’ without actually getting round to it. This year will be different! 

So, Sara’s prompt this week is the word ‘new’. The image I have attached is one of the Christmas tree farm next to the retreat where I work . I like the image of all the new Christmas trees just starting out – ready to be harvested come December. Very apt in both looking back and forward to all things new. The poem is helping to see that new years aren’t just for new starts. Every day really is new.

Every Day is New

Every day is new, not just every year
You don’t know what it will bring
Maybe some laughter or a tear

Every day is new, full of possibility
Open your eyes wide
You never know what you might see

Every day is new, different things to learn
There are new things to discover
At each and every turn

Every day is new, not all of them are good
But they don’t all have to be bad
That must be understood

Every day is new, some are big and some are small
But, whatever it may throw at you
Stand up and stand tall

Every day is new, live it as your last
Stop and look around you
Don’t always move so fast

Every day is new, so make sure you make them count
There is no point in wasting them
I know that is paramount

Victoria Welton 6th January 2016

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  1. January 23, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    A brilliant first poem of the year and it’s so good to see you using Sara’s prompts too 🙂 xox

  2. Nicole (The Brightness Of These Days)
    January 11, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    “Every day is new” is such a good mantra. I shall be repeating this one! I love the photo! It really gives weight to the words, a lovely combination X

  3. January 11, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    I love the sentiment in this. So often in January we get caught up in setting big audacious goal for the year but why not set smaller targets – day by day, week by week, month by month – that we can gain satisfaction in achieving?
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  4. nicola young
    January 11, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Such a lovely positive poem and a mantra to live by

  5. January 10, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Well done! So much truth. I sometimes need a reminder that everything starts again tomorrow #PoCoLo

  6. January 10, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Beautiful poem. All the best for 2016

  7. January 10, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Hi Victoria, I could spend a month trying to write a poem and probably still wouldn’t manage! As always you’ve done yourself proud. I love the second to last verse, particularly the first line: ” Every day is new, live it as your last”…. Wise words indeed.

    xx

  8. Agent Spitback
    January 10, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Beautiful words, your poem is crafted with so much sentiment and meaning! Each is day is new, it is indeed.

  9. January 9, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    This is beautiful, and so true – there’s a big focus on New Year and everything that brings but there’s a new day every day – and it’s true we should live life to the full. Thank you so much for linking up to #PoCoLo xx

  10. January 8, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Beautiful words, filled with hope and inspiration for the new year. I hope you have a great one x

  11. January 8, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I love this Vic! I don’t get why some people are so fixated on starting something or changing something at the start of the year or the month. Everyday brings new wonders and opportunities and you have encapsulated that brilliantly in your poem #pocolo

  12. January 8, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Such positive words Vicky, absolutely love it. I’m not a big one for making huge changes just because of the new year, I also believe that each day is a new day. I love how you’ve taken us through all the opportunities that a new day can bring. Wonderful. Thank you so much for your kind words, I will be back at Prose for Thought next week as life will be back to normal then! I’m hoping to write more poetry this year, so may even manage to write something brand new for Prose4T sometimes! Thank you so much for joining in with #ThePrompt, really wonderful to have you xx
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  13. Izzie Anderton
    January 8, 2016 / 10:18 am

    I love your inspiring poem… it’s the perfect read for new year! Here’s hoping 2016 is filled with wonderful new experiences x
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  14. January 8, 2016 / 8:27 am

    What an uplifting poem – you are so right, we’re all geared up for new starts in January, when in actual fact the potential to start afresh is there every single day. And I love your photo! Have a great day 🙂

  15. January 7, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    What a beautiful poem lovely lady. Very happy New Year, hope it’s a fab one xxx

  16. January 7, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I love your concentration on the fact that every day is new, its all everyone seems to be thinking about that the year is new, isn’t it? And we reallyd o need to make each one count. x

  17. January 7, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Hello Lovely Victoria, How nice it is to be back! I’m sorry I’ve been away so long but with organising a wedding in 7 weeks and then Christmas, I’ve been flat out! I hope you’re well. I LOVE this poem, it is so positive and uplifting which is just what we need to start the New Year with. Such wise words too about not wasting any day at all. Let’s hope 2016 brings us lots of happy days and adventure!
    Take Care Tor xx

    • January 7, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      Hi Tor, it is fantastic to see you – and please don’t apologise! You have been really busy and you should definitely have been concentrating on all that! I am OK thanks 🙂 I am so pleased you like my poem – and I am glad to hear that you like the poem and it did the job it should have done 🙂 xx
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  18. January 6, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Love this – so very true that every day is new. I especially like the third verse – each day brings new discoveries and opportunities to learn and I love the way you’ve summed this up.

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