May you use this new year

to grow upward and out of fear

and realize that the future is what's now and here

It's true that youth comes only once —

a train we're meant to catch and can't let pass,

but if we use this one-way ride just right, 

Like most in life, 

Once is more than enough 

Happy birthday! 

allets's picture

Nice Birthday Wish

Always good to see you, your poetry is growing, maturing - "...to grow upward and out of fear..." is dazzling! :D




ginsywilde's picture

thank you!!

Thanks! It's really humbling to see your comments, my friend. It's been a while, I have to catch up with your new poems. 

allets's picture

I just Deleted

about ten political prose pieces written in anger. Now I have another kind of anger and lost of physical pain I don't know how to diminish. Tomorrow I go out and put bulbs in the ground - with bad hands and bad back. Very slowly. It is October 27 and the eleciton is November 7th. Early voting here has shown unprecedented numbers. Holding our breaths here. 


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