Free Verse (18) – Transition


Endings and beginnings 
one follows the other
as day follows night.

The end of a year
beset with war, famine,
high temperatures.

That brought death
due to climate change
and freezing cold.

That also brought
death; death of loved
ones from disease.

Covid, 'flu and cancer
2022 was not a good year;
we transition into 2023.

We clutch hope tightly,
as food and energy prices
rise ever more steeply.

Will this be a good year
or will it be more of the same?
We can only hope and pray.

We can be kind to each
other, listen to our young people
and open our hearts to love.

©🦊VixenOfVerse 2023