Black Cloud


Black Cloud

She felt she was a target for adversity
and rued the problems of her life in their immensity. 

Each day was a new puzzle produced for her to solve,

as though she had to face it in order to evolve.

Her very productivity was challenged day by day—

always a new dragon to face and then to slay.

Year after year she dealt with trouble after trouble,

each day another needle meant to burst her bubble,

until her forced retirement brought relief at last.

No more new dilemmas coming at her fast.

When life that had been speeding by shifted down in gears,
still that feeling of relief she’d waited for for years

always seemed around the bend. Her spirits never soared,
for when her life turned trouble-free, she ended up just bored.


Prompt words today are puzzle, productive, target and adversity.

10 thoughts on “Black Cloud

  1. Keto For Beginners

    Loved this poem, I hope my life doesn’t turn out that way. As I wait for the day my husband finally retires and we move to the place we have been dreaming of, I just hope we aren’t too old to enjoy the activities we love to pursue! My black cloud is that as hard as I try to live a healthy lifestyle and help others to do so too, my body is not cooperating and I keep falling apart! In the last year I have dealt with knee, back, and foot injuries, right now I can’t even do for myself hardly! Hopefully, I heal up and get it back together again, the bright side being, I’ll get more writing done being forced to stay seated most of the time. 🙂


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Where are you moving to? I find when I have accident after accident, as I have for the past few days, it is because I am hurrying. Slow down and do what you can, i.e. writing. Perhaps all the injuries are just trying to give you an excuse to do so.

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