A New Day ~ Poem

A New Day by Joe Reid Kirby III

There’s been worse than your worst,

There’ll be better than your best,

You can’t allow life to hold its foot on your chest …

You can allow the weight to squash you,

Or you can squat it and then press,

But only the latter will allow for a great night’s rest …

The time will come where you’re forced to come to grips with who you really are …

Your guess may have been pretty good,

Or off so very far …

Careful though where you deem fit to set the bar …

Too high,

And you may dwarf yourself …

Too low,

And you could never be a star …

Life is the long road ahead,

And your body the car …

Greatness never had the chance to become great,

With a challenge sub-par …

Take your hits like a champion …

Burn as slow as a cigar …

But fill the lungs of others with a breath of fresh air,

Rather than the notorious tar …

Things will get better …

They always do …

Even if this moment,

Right now,

Smells an awful lot like poo …

Stay true …

Push through …

Be more than the who

Know your why

And every day will feel brand new.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 6/23/17

2017 3CupsOfJoe. All rights reserved.

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