What Begins Must End (But First, the Middle) — Six Word Fridays

by Belinda Munoz on September 10, 2010


Each new step is a start
From where you are you depart
Boldly moving off a familiar chart
To live your life, your art
Follow a path with a heart

May you be able to sustain
Your enthusiasm, may it not wane
When you come upon rocky terrain
May you feel joy, not pain
May you dance in the rain
May your energy reserves never drain
May your spirit know no chains

From here to there, the distance
May your essence know no transience
May you see in light’s absence
May you believe amid doubt’s presence
May you trust despite fear’s insistence
May you never silence your conscience
May you always give yourself license
To start or finish a sentence
May your soul be your guidance
May you shine, show your brilliance
May you love at least once
When the ultimate, final end comes



Do you tend to focus more on the beginning, the middle or the end?


This Friday’s topic is BEGINNINGS.  Click over to Melissa’s blog to read more.

Image by stacey.d

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christine LaRocque September 10, 2010 at 3:46 am

This hits my core this morning – as I face some serious personal struggles.

“May you never silence your conscience” I love this, yes!


2 rob white September 10, 2010 at 5:50 am

ohh… hypnotic rhythm and rhyme… I love it.


3 Aging Mommy September 10, 2010 at 5:52 am

I now look forward to your Friday posts each week, I love them! The first 12 lines of this are wonderful, they sum up exactly how I am feeling right now and I might just have to print them out and pin them to my computer, as I start figuring out where I go with my writing and get myself into gear to actually submit some stories to a few publications. Really really good Belinda.


4 Tessa September 10, 2010 at 7:00 am



5 Elle September 10, 2010 at 8:32 am

Every time I read your six word fridays the thing that always comes to mind is awesome. I’ll change it up this week and instead say you blew away my mind. :)


6 Melissa September 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

It’s mostly middles, this life, yes.
The beginnings tempt me toward middles.

May we all maintain our enthusiasm
Over every path we must follow!


7 Tess The Bold Life September 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

Fridays at your blog just keep getting better. Have you thought of inviting other bloggers to join in your 6 word Fridays and having a link fest to boot? Just one of my crazy ideas. I’m lovin’ it;)


8 The Exception September 10, 2010 at 9:55 am

Ah, in every beginning there is an end to something else but with every end there is a new beginning. It is kind of a circle – no end, no beginning, just movement and change… or not!
I like the entire journey – beginning, middle, and even the end!


9 Rudri September 10, 2010 at 10:26 am


Impressive. I love how you tell a complete story in your poetry. I especially like the line,”May your soul be your guidance.” Have a great weekend Belinda.


10 kate September 10, 2010 at 10:48 am

“May you believe amid doubt’s presence
May you trust despite fear’s insistence
May you never silence your conscience”

these three lines really hit me today. thank you. *waving* right back at your from across the bay! :)


11 Lauren September 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

Lovely and inspiring poem. So much beauty in so few words.

More and more I like to focus on NOW. What can I do or be in the moment to experience – and flow – more love.

“May you dance in the rain” – I love it! Last night I came home from business trip and Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms DVD awaited me! Can’t wait to dance to it – and in the rain would be the best ever!

Big hugs,


12 fatima da September 12, 2010 at 3:28 am

Sometime anyone could personalize and read to themselves….superb thanks for posting :)


13 Tony Single September 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Belinda, I needed a prayer today. I received this as one. :)


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