OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

Getting Through The Small Days

Dear Tamara,

If I could sing about a time when I experienced the kind of success I think you are talking about in today’s poetry prompt, I would. But I don’t feel much like singing today. Instead, I am going to simply celebrate the fact that I got through this small day by posting today’s poem on success then going to have a glass of wine and read something beautiful.

All my love,




By Jesi Scott


Some days

Success means

Not zipping through

The digital wires to zap

That one person who deserves

A little first-person Karma justice

But rather breathing in deeply and

Remembering that they deserve kindness

And compassion despite what you may think.


Other days, success is simply getting through

The day without wanting to ball yourself

Up and crawl back into that small dark

Space inside, to not hide but rather

To take a breath and face the pain

And remember that rainbows

Only grace the sky onceΒ the

Sun shows its face from

Behind the clouds.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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