Written for: Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge - Day 27
"For today’s prompt, write a what's next poem. Do you see hope and optimism? Are you only able to see doom and dismay? Or is it possible you can see a mix? Whatever the future means to you, write what's next in your poem."
Twenty-Twenty has been a miserable year
All our lives upside down by end of March
Political climate increased our fears,
trickling information left us parched.
With mixed messages we had to make a choice–
wear masks and practice social distancing.
Finally people were giving voice
to Black Lives Matter, countless deaths for nothing.
A new year is upon us; what to hope for?
End to a killer virus, more openness.
May businesses and health be restored.
May we reunite in pleasantness.
Respect for other's views is the key
to regain our country's dignity.