Friday, January 8, 2021

To look back and reflect

                                                                                Author: Bart Everson
Image: New Year Fireworks 
(a thing of the past - post-pandemic ) (here)

Feeling great somehow
Woken up in January
Days of reckoning
For the joy of the morrow
Giving serious thoughts
Contending on good old days

Life-changing in many ways
But to relive the two episodes
Given prominence within the days
Memorable in nature
To look back and reflect
A back to back annual affair
One the low-key Christmas cheer
Two, a quiet New Year 
 How different this time around
To think with all sincerity

Given time to prepare 
To refrain from rushing
Staring at empty walls
The beauty accorded 
By the new experience 
Of the long-standing lockdown

Just being fair to oneself
Given a scenario 
Much out of one's direct control
Not much of it came to fruition
Not much of the elusive resolutions

Sanaa at d'Verse OLN #281


  1. It was out of our control but this year will be different.

  2. The past year has been tough on all of us! Hopefully the new year will bring about change and prosperity. Especially resonate with; "The beauty accorded by the new experience of the long-standing lockdown."💝💝

  3. Thanks for a wonderful poem Hank. Yes last year was awful but as this year progresses....with the help of the vaccines should get better.
    Take care.

  4. Yeah, and it still seems round and round we are going. Hopefully by 2022 we'll see a difference.

  5. I like the optimistic take! A unique poem about the pandemic. Thanks for sharing.