Here we all are
so lucky to be alive and alright
at the end of one long long year
where darkness was absolute
but kindness overcame fear.
Here we all are,
hoping for a kinder year
praying for those we hold dear.
And if tomorrow does not come
if next year proves harsher than this one
if those we love leave us
and everything we work for is lost?
Well, bear it we must
and bear it we shall
a day at a time
while we still can.
A poem for the new year.
2 thoughts on “While We Still Can, a poem”
Very nice poem! One day at a time indeed. How poetry allows us to open all the windows at once, eh.
Thank you! Yes, its a commitment to the utter darkness many felt in 2020, and an acknowledgment to the hardships many more will feel in 2021. I don’t think its going to be much better than 2020. But if we’re still here then i suppose we keep going 🙂