Ash Wednesday — Renewal

Today is the day I begin a special journal,
dedicated to spiritual introspection and renewal,
sort of a slap in the face wake up call
to realign my energies to a peace
with where I live,  what I do, and whom I am with.

Because when I have those three major items
in line and true to who I am, my life,
no matter what the challenges,
always falls back together into harmony.

But naive as I am I opened the door
barely a crack and a double uppercut
slammed a nasty cold into my head
followed by a one-two-punch of a
whacking hacking cough cough.

Lesson number one.
The next time you go outside, Jim,
to scrape the windshield and warm up the car,
put on your hat and coat.


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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1 Response to Ash Wednesday — Renewal

  1. Pull on a sweater, wrap a soft scarf around your neck, poke those fingers in warm gloves, pull that beret down over your ears, and above all remember that you have my love to keep you warm.

    Love, M. .

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