Spider #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 1st/17

I have decided to attempt Linda’s Just Jot It January Challenge (#JusJoJan) this year. Whether I’ll be able to post daily is another matter, but I shall try!

The Just Jot It January 1st prompt, brought to you by Barb of ghostmmnc, is: “Spider.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to Barb as well! Here’s her blog: https://teleportingweena.wordpress.com/ .


On this first day of the new year
It is common to have no fear
To weave a spider’s web of dreams
Of targets that you wish to achieve
To brush those old cobwebs away
And allow new ones to make their way
Give yourself a fighting chance
Choose wisely, skills you wish to enhance
Small steps are better than none
Learn to walk before you run
The spider starts with just one strand
Before creating something grand

Ritu 2017


30 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. LindaGHill
    Jan 02, 2017 @ 21:25:45

    Fantastic poem, Ritu! So glad you’re joining us this year. 😀

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  3. Lori Carlson
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 23:29:15

    What a beautiful, inspirational poem, Ritu! Love your jot. Good luck with the challenge all month and happy New Year!

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  4. Michael
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 22:35:17

    I love this Ritu, the notion of starting humbly and then building on what you have…excellent philosophy to reflect on…

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  5. willowdot21
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 20:12:42

    Ewe get you so clever!! xxxx

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  6. Judy E Martin
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 13:39:10

    Fantastic Sis! What a brilliant start to both the challenge and the year! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Deb
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 13:18:40

    This is beautiful. The best advice to read on the first day of the year. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Chris White
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 13:03:38

    Lovely poem. Happy 2017 Ritu.

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  9. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 12:21:47

    Wonderful Poem,, Small Steps all the way Ritu .. Always best.. 🙂
    Wishing you well with your daily posts.. And sending you well wishes for a wonderful Happy New Year, filled with Love and Happiness.
    Hugs Sue x

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  11. Erika Kind
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 12:14:43

    Awesome, Sis! I love your poem!!! I amazed by this one and your previous post. I wrote an article for a local newspaper here already in mid December. I translated that article and scheduled it for Monday 9th. Different words but the meaning is the same. I am not surprised that we are going along so well since we have such similar determination in our hearts!

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