Xmas 2021—A Year in Review

Xmas 2021—A Year in Review

How quickly now the new year waxes—
parties, valentines, then taxes
coming up in twenty-two,
when finally we’ll get to view
two-thousand-twenty-one as past—
a year that left us all aghast.

It’s doubtful we’d want to repeat
the year science failed to defeat
that curse it only vilipended
but, alas, it never ended.
It was another year most taxing—
too much discord, too little paxing.

I must lay out the brutal truth.
All-in-all, a year uncouth!!!!

Prompts today are finally, doubtful, pax, vilipend and layout.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

20 thoughts on “Xmas 2021—A Year in Review

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I know it’s a big downer, but can’t help but feel a bit of the dread it conveys underneath all of the really cool things happening as well. Hard to view the world through rose-colored glasses these days.

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      1. Martha Kennedy

        Yep. You’ve described it perfectly. I know humanity has had it worse several times in our history. One result of this has made me respect them more and think that we are big wusses but… OH well. The sun will come out tomorrow! 😉


        1. lifelessons Post author

          I’ve been thinking the exact same thing.. the depression, various wars..not to mention people continually depressed in cultures around the world. We have had it so easy…now feeling what the world has always felt.

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