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February 19, 2024

A Year Gone Wrong

By Ann Christine Tabaka

A Year Gone Wrong

a year gone wrong -- a year turned with feet up in the air.
all hope and promised vanquished to some forbidden place.

caged like some poor animal,
gone wild with torment and fear.

where are the deeds that have gone undone?
are they hiding deep within a shadow?

the plague has raged, gathering its reward.
many have fallen prey to its hunger.

we wait and watch, we hope and pray.
we do not ask for more than the gods are willing to give.

all we want is a little light, a little breath,
so we can live again.

time plays cruel tricks on us, as we walk into the sun,
searching for that glimmer of hope to reappear.

we peek around the corner to find a path of truth.
counting moments, until this year is done.

Originally appeared in Quail Bell.

Article © Ann Christine Tabaka. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-02-07
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
Eva Marie Ann
07:58:06 PM
Wow excellent. I think we can all identifu with this and covid.
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