Now What …

Day 30: Writer’s Digest April 2016, PAD

For the final day of this challenge, I’m happy to be able to share five of my poems published in the Australian online publication Otoliths (click here to read them). Quick read: All five put together combine for fewer than 30 lines.

Yesterday, the blog seemed to take the haphazard prompt a little too seriously–as some people were able to access the blog while others were not. Our tech team was working on the very unorganized problem and hopefully have a solution, or else the final prompt of the month will live up to its name as well.

For today’s prompt, write a dead-end poem. Of course, I was thinking in terms of the challenge, but a dead-end can literally mean the end of a person’s life, a dead-end road, a dead-end job, dead-end mortgage, and so on. Take the phrase “dead end” and apply it to a noun, and the possibilities are nearly endless (except, well, there’s the whole “dead end” finality to it, I suppose). I hope it’s fun and that the blog is alive and well today.


Now What …


The decision is final

No turning back

Will this be a dead-end

or the beginning of

something new and better


With a deep breath

I turn … walk away

and never looked back


Decision made and

the weight of the

world has fallen away

No pressure…

No responsibilities…

No concern…

No one to answer to…


At last …

I can be the me I

have always wanted

To be …


Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. artifiswords
    May 01, 2016 @ 18:59:28

    Well said. Can be the best decision ever that one makes. The world is “great” at piling on responsibilities…not so good at giving respite…or a fair break. That’s up to us to do.

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