The day 13 prompt was inspired by the number 13! The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so the prompt was to write a poem inspired by fortune cookies. I could write a poem made up entirely of statements that predict the future (“You will meet a handsome stranger”), aphoristic statements (“The secret to getting ahead is getting started)” or just silly questions (“How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?”) Or I could use a phrase I’ve actually received in a real fortune cookie as a title or first line. Fortune cookies aren’t very common in the UK, and I think I’ve had about three in my entire life, but I’ve written a vague poem about seizing the day and starting again. Hopefully it’s inspiring, if nothing else.
A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step
Your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them
Take a deep breath, it clears the mind
Two days from now tomorrow will be yesterday
Copyright D M Day 2016
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