Goodbye Broken Brick Road

Written for:  Friday Writings #7:  Dear 2021 . . .
(posted by Magaly)

"What’s the weather doing around your bit of the world?"

"Today’s optional prompt has little to do with weird weather. Since this is going to be our last Friday Writings this year, I thought it appropriate to write a “Dear 2021” open letter, in verse or in prose." 

Dear 2021,

What can I say?  You started off
with promise, and hope.  We thought
a corner was turned, we'd stop
getting burned by this omnipresent
orb of horror.  Seems you are
a master of reinvention.

World peace did not come to pass.
No surprise there.  You made a stab
at global warming, a silver drop
in the bucket.

I am grateful, however, that my
small circle of family and friends
are with me, some even through
the virus.  There were deaths,
other causes, which we cannot blame
on a single year.

Goodbye Year of 2021.  Let us say
you tried.  Let us be hopeful
as you fade away and a new year
is born.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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21 Responses to Goodbye Broken Brick Road

  1. Sadje says:

    We have to remain hopeful!


  2. Yes, there are things to be grateful for and hopeful about. Even in the scary times. Thanks for the timely reminder.


  3. So very true. Not all can be blamed on one year. “Let us be hopeful” and grateful for the good things.


  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I will join you in being hopeful as this worn-out year fades, and a bright new one comes along.


  5. robtkistner says:

    Nice work, just like all your work this year Sara, may 2022 just fly to the moon! Peace and joy at this turning of the year!


  6. Helen Dehner says:

    I join you, Sara .. 2021 tried ~ could have tried harder. Cheers.


  7. Jim says:

    A little encouragement for him in case he tries another day. Good girl, Sara.
    Also I hope your Christmas was Merry and that you will
    have a Happy New Year.


  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    2021 didn’t quite live up to expectations, for sure! Holiday blessings on you and yours!


  9. J Beames says:

    “Goodbye Year of 2021. Let us say you tried.” 2021 kept shooting itself in the foot.


  10. Rall says:

    Happy New Year!


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