A new year, a fresh start,      

a good attitude,

   Take it easy,                             

 keep an eye on your altitude. 


   A brighter healthier,                  

 outlook on life,                      

   A weight has been lifted,

 it left with my wife.


   It's simple only have,

 to fend for myself,

   Only me;

 no sign of no one else.


   I have pep to my step,

 a little hip to my hop,

   No more funky people,

 only the ones over the top.


   Become a better listener,

 be a little kinder,

   If I slip,

 I will use last year as a reminder.


   No good to dwell on it,

 leave it in the past,

   Make peace with all,

 today could be your last.


   We are warriors,

 we have come this far,

   Sixty around the corner,

 yet here we are.


   Lost some blood,

tears and have a few scars,

   Lucky to be free,

could be behind bars.


   So many lessons,

 so much more to learn,

   At the crossroads;

 which way do you turn?


   I remind myself,

 I could be in worse shape,

   I have had close calls,

 and a narrow escape


   I never thought,

 about old age,

   I guess I should have,

 read that page


   Who knows what,

 tomorrow might bring.

    A little knowledge,

 can be a dangerous thing….



  • Author: Turbo1904 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 11th, 2022 16:51
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is all about having a better outlook to life.....
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  • Buzz Bray

    You should be reciting this in a smoky club backed up by a jazz trio. Strong imagery. Good read. Evokes a lot of emotions.

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