The Chapter of New Beginnings

Category: Poetry Published in Ink Published: Sunday, 27 January 2019 Written by Richard J Bell

The Chapter of New Beginnings

 Published in the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW Annual Poetry Journal 2015

Slamming down the book of my life in frustration,
the last three chapters have been about stagnation and limbo.

Tears form in my eyes,
as the Magical Librarian appears.

“You are the author of your own life,
a few bad chapters doesn’t mean the story is over,”
she says.

Opening the book to an empty page while handing me a quill,
the Magical Librarian states,
”Do not let this be the end,
keep the pages turning.”

Taking the quill in determination,
I begin to write something to be proud of.

And the first line of next chapter reads,
“Out of the pages of stagnation,
a new beginning was created … ”

Copyright © Richard Bell 5th August 2015

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