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Poems on Tomorrow-There Is Hope on the Horizon-Response to Word Prompt Tomorrow by Brenda Arledge

This poem is about a woman who has spent a major part of her life catering to the need of her loved ones. She thinks she has no hope in life

Poems on Tomorrow

Poems on Tomorrow

Poems on Tomorrow- There is hope on the Horizon-Response to Word Tomorrow Prompt by Brenda Arledge

This is my attempt at poetry in response to the word prompt challenge by co-author and poetess Brenda Arledge on Tomorrow.

Brenda Arledge is a great poet and has published a wide range of beautiful poems on HubPages. Now Brenda has started this wonderful work of helping other hubbers like us to bring out our creativeness by giving us word prompts. Though I have always loved poetry, I did not have the courage to write one. Brenda has inspired me and I admire her for being so kind and helping us in the realm of poetry. Thank you, Brenda for all your good work and for encouraging us in the delightful world of poetry writing.


You Cannot Escape the Responsibility of Tomorrow by Evading it Today

— Abraham Lincoln

Sad Woman by the Window

Sad Woman by the Window

This poem is about a woman who has spent a major part of her life catering to the need of her loved ones. During those times, she would often think how little time she found to do all the things that she loved. She would dream and plan and think how wonderful it would be to be free. To be relieved of all the responsibilities, and burdens of life and find time to follow her dreams. But when faced with the same reality she feels indecisive and lost. She misses the old times, the days of fun and frolic with her loved ones who are now far away. She thinks she will never rise from this sadness and loneliness.

But a small bird chirping on a tree outside her window changes her mood. Admiring the beauty of nature, the cheer brought by the singing bird, she feels hopeful of a better tomorrow when she can break free from the mundane routine of her life and achieve her dreams and aim for new goals.

We sometimes fail in spite of all the hard work, determination and hard work. Then we feel hopeless and give up. But we need to remember that hopelessness is the biggest obstacle to success. We must never give up hope. We must always hope that there is good in the world and perseverance always wins in spite of all the obstacles.


She stands by the window,

Desolate and lonely,

Longing for the days gone by.

The never-ending banter

The laughter and chatter,

Cheerful happy days,

where did they go away?

She tells to herself,

You should be happy

You should be at peace,

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You can do all the things

You always wanted to do,

You are now so free,

To admire nature’s bounty,

To read all the classics,

And to write your heart out.

But nothing seems to happen,

She feels she is doomed.

One day merges into another,

Eating sleeping breathing,

That is all she can do.

Each day she tells herself.

Tomorrow I will be better,

I will do something good.

Hope shrinks, she is scared

What if tomorrow,

Turns out to be like today.

Sadness and loneliness,

Engulf her again;

Spring brings joy

Spring brings joy

The song of a bird,

Breaks into her reverie,

She looks out the window,

And Sees the beautiful bird.

Cheerful and happy,

Singing with all its might

The exquisite blooms,

The lovely birdsong,

and the bright sunshine,

fill her heart with hope.

Now she knows for sure,

that tomorrow will be better.

A day to be stronger, to achieve

new goals, and to dream anew.

She joyfully tells herself,

there is hope on the horizon,

For tomorrow is a new day.

Tomorrow is a New Day

Finish each day & be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bryan Adams - Here I Am

TOMORROW-an Acrostic Poem

Tomorrow is a new day

One that is not far away

More to be done on that day

Or choose not do it anyway

Rest is what you want badly

Revel in the sunlight gladly

Own the day or it will go away

While you mop and are in disarray

Song on Hope-The Beatles-Here comes the Sun(2019 Mix)


VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 29, 2021:

Thanks Nithya for the comments. I am glad you liked my poem. It's actually Brenda's word prompts that inspire us to write. It is a great idea. We get to read such a variety of interesting work.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 29, 2021:

Thanks Lora for the nice comments. I appreciate it. Glad you liked my poem. Nature is a wonderful friend. It helps and uplifts us when we feel low and give up hope. Have a great day.

Lora Hollings on March 28, 2021:

I love your poem about hope! I liked your introduction to it as well. Nature can really help to heal us and instill hope in us as well. You did a wonderful job with this prompt. Thanks for inspiring me. Blessings, Lora.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 27, 2021:

Thanks for the visit and comments Nitya. Yes hope helps us to keep going even in the face of adversities. Dreaming of a better tomorrow gives us enthusiasm to do better today.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 27, 2021:

Beautifully expressed filled with hopes for tomorrow. I enjoyed reading your poems.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 27, 2021:

Thanks Flourish. I appreciate your comments. Yes, being away from her loved ones, the woman is lonely and depressed. Birds are wonderful and just seeing the birds sing, fly, feeding them can change our mood.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 27, 2021:

Beautiful poetry. It sounds like the woman was depressed. Concentrating on something outside of ourselves oftentimes does help. I love feeding and watching the birds in my yard. We have several birdfeeders.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Hi Harriet, Thanks for the visit and the nice comments. I am so glad you liked my poems. Yes Mothers are really special and we can never repay them for all the struggles and sacrifices they make for us. Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada, thanks for the comments. Much appreciated. I love stories a lot and never miss a chance to read one. So I thought of incorporating a story in the poem to make it interesting. I love nature and I feel just being in natural surroundings can change one's mood and get inspired. Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for the nice comments. Much appreciated. I enjoyed writing this poem too .Racking my brains for ideas to make it interesting. Brenda's word prompt helped a lot. Take care. Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Hi Brenda, Thanks for the nice comments. It means a lot to me. It's your encouragement that inspires us to write. You are doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work. Your poems are so amazing. We have a lot to learn from you. Have a great day and keep inspiring us.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Thanks John for the encouraging comments. I love your poems John, especially the rhyming ones. I have got to learn a lot from you. Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Thanks Manatita for the encouraging comments. Breda is doing a wonderful job by giving these word prompts to us to write poetry. You are a great poet yourself and I never miss reading your poems and articles. Have a great day. Om Shanthi.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on March 26, 2021:

Thanks Pamela, I appreciate your comments. Nature is a sure cure for mood disorders. Just by observing nature we can learn the value of life.

You are a very good poet yourself Pamela. I love your poems. Take care and have a nice day.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 26, 2021:

This is so inspiring! Life always offers us a second chance.

I've read A Poem of Gratitude to my Mother and it is a very touching trubute to all mothers.

Thank you for sharing your articles.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 26, 2021:

Beautiful and creative. I loved, how you developed the story and then expressed beautifully with the poems.

I truly believe that whenever we are feeling low, we should spend sometime amidst Nature, to get inspired and motivated.

Wonderful response to Brenda’s challenge. Thank you for sharing.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 25, 2021:

The poems, photographs, and quotes are lovely. They illustrate the theme of “tomorrow” very well. I enjoyed reading the article very much, Vidya.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 25, 2021:


As Manatita44 said, Brenda does love this!

First off...let me say thank you for your kindness.

Now on to your work.

This is absolutely wonderful. The pics, the videos...the story line before the first poem.

"we need to remember that hopelessness is the biggest obstacle to success. We must never give up hope."


I love how she looks out the window desolate & lonely with no hope...then when she hears the tiny bird singing she is inspired with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Your acrostic poem lets us know we have the choice to make tomorrow a better day.

I love the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson too.

There is only much we can do. We must let it go & be done with the day.

Great writing!

I will post a link in the article.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 25, 2021:

Vidya, these poems are delightful. For someone who hasn’t had the courage to write poetry before, you did a great job and should never be fearful in future. I know Brenda will love your response to her challenge.

manatita44 from london on March 25, 2021:

You're 'a dark horse!'

Beautiful writing and your whole Hub looks so neat! You started with poignancy and gradually developed the theme of hope and tomorrow. Your bird and flowers are sublime!

Charming acrostic touch at the end. Brenda would love this!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 25, 2021:

i really enjoyed reading your poems, Vidya. I love the idea that a precious little bird can change the view of someone feeling doomed. I thought the second poem was also excellent.

I also got courage from Brenda. I have always liked poetry too, but didn't have the courage to try to write it. Take care and keep writing poetry.

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