BACK TO THE FUTURE – PROMPT #46

We are all struggling poets/writers with aspirations for success. Sometimes, that target seems to be ever illusive. So this week we’re making it personal. Write a poem from your future successful self giving advice to your present day self, and convince yourself to stay the course. Have fun with it, because if we don’t, it will turn into a bigger struggle … a job! Give yourself credit for what you’ve already accomplished, and give yourself permission to aim even higher.

MARIE ELENA’S PERSPECTIVE:

NOTE TO PAST SELF…

“Unrealistic,” you told yourself.
“I’m content, after all, with a chapbook or two,
And a blog with you.”

Contentment is SO “you.”
For once in your life, don’t aim for contentment.
Aim for this moment you’re in:

Little legs before me, “Indian style” on floor mats
Smiley-eyed, sunny faces –
Some mouthing the words as I read out loud
The picture book bearing my name.

Don’t shoot for “participant”…
Shoot for “pinch me.”

© 2012 Marie Elena Good

WALT’S DAYS OF FUTURE’S PAST:

SCREEN PLAYWRIGHT OF WAY

Your award speech was well written,
and the academy was quite smitten,
they were purring like a kitten
as you stroked their fluffy fur.

Your bane is now your boon
for your dialog made them swoon,
they all sing a different tune
since your words hold their allure.

So don’t give up the ship,
keep shooting from the hip
on their radar make your blip,
and your success will be assured.

Indeed, the play’s the thing,
Will’s words have a winning ring,
and your efforts make you king,
the finest script they’ve ever heard!

© 2012  Walter Wojtanik