When New Beginnings Begin

Beginnings (collection)

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Today I think of new beginnings. I wonder is there a limit to the number that we have.

If there is a limit, what is the number? Does it vary by person?

These questions arose in my mind this morning, while sipping tea, as I read the post Starting Over on Colline’s Blog. In her post, Colline discusses what “Starting Over” means. She explains that the term’s definition ranges from a new beginning after a relationship ends to a new project after the previous one did not succeed.

Here is a poem I wrote, after reading Colline’s post:

New Beginnings Begin

Let us start anew

(It is a new day, after all, and the sun is shining)

With a fresh to-do list and

New frame of mind,

A frame made of sturdy wood and

Constructed from years of mistakes.

 

I am ready to start,

Though I have to count back the years

Of times I chose to begin again and

Times the goals crumbled like undercooked pie crust

While my heart hardened like a burnt cookie.

 

Will I succeed this time around?

Will I make it to the top of the podium or miss out on a medal?

Will I be disqualified at the start and

Told I have tried too many times in my short life?

 

There are so many questions and

I am looking online for the answers –

However, all I find is more scenarios, more things to ask,

More people who also want to begin with new beginnings

And want to bake their crust anew.

 

©2013 Christy Birmingham

 

What are your thoughts on new beginnings? Is there a limit to how many fresh starts we have in our lives?

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33 thoughts on “When New Beginnings Begin

  1. Colline

    Love your poem Christy. You have captured my feelings of starting over in a nutshell: whether it is moving countries, starting a new project, starting a new friendship, beginning a recipe again when it flops. Thank you.

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  2. Judith C Evans

    Love the image “heart hardened like a burnt cookie”…reminds me that the sweetness of a new beginning can be lost if we ignore it. But there are always more fresh starts! Thanks for this delightful poem!

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  3. Valentine Logar

    This hit between the eyes today Christy as the idea of starting over has been with me for awhile now. I don’t think there are limits to how many times we reinvent ourselves or start over. Unless we impose these upon ourselves.

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  4. Julie Catherine

    Another excellent poem, Christy – and I agree with Francina here, that every morning is an opportunity for a new beginning! 😛 Love your poem – kind of have a craving for a slice of pie now though, lol! Have a terrific day, my dear friend! Love and hugs from Julie xoxox

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