The Next Ten Years

When we look back over the last ten years,
we wonder where did this strange decade go.

Did you fill it up with sadness or cheer,
and do we measure the way we did grow?

Living starts to make a little more sense
though the world may have left us behind.

Newer technology may make us tense,
and society may have grown less kind,
but we have learned how to come together
within our own little community.

Gathering ourselves around each other
will make next decade a thing of beauty.

It is hard not to think what came before
when we knock upon this milestone’s door.

A Toast on the Morning of New Year’s Day

Nowhere is the place we need to go to,
And we need to get there at anytime.
There we can meet up with ev’ryone who
Have found their pride in being past their prime.
We can make a toast to our empty glass
Remembering those specific moments
We have recorded from our future’s past,
Gift wrapped up to be given as presents.
Heavy hangovers will be shared by none,
Thinking on our individual sins,
But it does not matter what we have done
When we are judged by where action begins.
Mark your anytime you spend in nowhere
For no one finds it important to share.