New Ground


None of us

had plans

for getting old.

Never gave a thought

to how we’d grow.

Learning things

that no one we know


No one told us

the world could be

so cold.

Take it day by day

and hour by hour.

Choices that we made

become our power,

or the curse

that makes us

cringe and cower,

as the things

we used to love

turn our guts sour.

Here we are now,

breaking new ground.

We used to think

that we were better

lost than found.

But now,

we just want to lay

our heads down

and not have

another thing

to worry about.



DJR – 2022

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