Today being the 15th, half-way through the NaPoWriMo Challenge, the prompt was to write poetry that reflects on the nature of being in the middle of something. The poem could be about being on a journey and stopping for a break or the gap between something half- done and all-done.
Here’s mine for Day 15 of the National Poetry Writing Challenge. A job’s either done or not. Half-done is “Incomplete”.
A job half-done is better than none, so they say,
Optimism, a silver lining, when all around is gray,
A job well begun is a job half done, so they say,
A step to achieve, so failure can be kept at bay.
A job half- done is better than none, ‘Tis true in a way,
For they who know ” Rome, wasn’t built in a day”,
If there be a will to complete the other half,
Else, the half done ‘aint better than chaff.
A job half- done is a job undone, I’d say,
A fool’s paradise, in a way,
Quite rightly so when not much be expected,
And the bar be lowered and mediocrity accommodated.
No medal won, for a race half-run,
No freedom, No invention, No success under the sun,
No goal be accomplished, No progress made,
For a job half done, is as good as none!
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