a new calendar

on the first of opportunity
seize the day

on the second of chances
confront risk

on the third of cautions
peer around each corner

on the fourth of actions
pursue the great

on the fifth of inadequacy
rue what you cannot

on the sixth of decisions
you may be certain

on the seventh of appearances
sackcloth is unbecoming

on the eighth of deceptions
who will really know

on the ninth of assertions
speak as you believe

on the tenth of signs
comb through omens

on the eleventh of questions
choose carefully your meanings

on the twelfth of outcomes
it will be done

© Frank Prem, 2003

4 thoughts on “a new calendar

  1. awesome – what an amazing list poem – and the style and form you’ve used to express these ideas, sentiments is so powerfully effective! this literally could be printed on a calendar!

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