One Day at a Time

Every day I rise,

With heavy scars from my past.

But today I’m free.


I am free to chose.

I can hide in memories.

I can start anew.


Am I scared to try?

Frightened to let someone close?

Want to avoid risk?


Yes. I am afraid.

But more fearful to not try.

Scared to miss my chance.


True love may still come.

And could accompany me

As I save myself.




13 thoughts on “One Day at a Time

  1. Pingback: Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Prompt #Challenge Roundup #58 | ronovanwrites

  2. I am in love with this haiku, poem, story. It is absolutely beautiful. The words reflect in my own story and tug at my heart strings just a little to say I hope to be able to heal myself and if it’s meant to be find love again one day. Thank you for writing such a wonderful piece.

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  3. Beautiful writing. I especially like the back and forth you shared with Claudette and the secret keeper. I did find someone while I was healing and learning how to love myself. Maybe it is more accurate to say she found me, as I had stopped looking. And here we are still together and married now for 3 years. I hope everyone can someday be as fortunate as I am.

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    • Thank you! I had heard that statement (find someone when you were not looking) so many times before. Of course, while I was looking (when I told myself I wasn’t), I found people who were not good for me. Then, I stopped looking and worked on me. I like me, still have things I want to improve but overall, I am a good person. And while I was doing that, I went on a blind date and found a wonderful man who thinks I am a good person too. So, here we go on a path, one day at a time. The journey has been a blast so far too!


      • Great to hear! I had read a few earlier posts of yours that mentioned him but wasn’t sure what the current status was. Here’s a cliche for you to remember: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” And even more importantly: “There’s no destination. The journey is all that there is, and it can be very, very joyful.”

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        • What a wonderful quote. I so agree with it too. Right now, things just seems to fit. There is no goal to do anything or get anywhere. We just enjoy being together. There is no pressure, no stress and I can be myself (and write to my heart’s content). It is so different than any other relationship I have had before. So, I will cherish the ride each and every day I can:)


    • So agree:) It is a lot of pressure to expect someone else to save us AND be in love with us. Therefore, if there was a choice, I’d say, just love me. I can work on me if they are by my side. And of course, I would do the same for them.

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