Another Year Dawns

The soft glow of early morning light

Matches the fading shimmer of sun

As day turns into night,

Signaling another day is done.

Some view mornings full of possibility,

Checking off lists, chasing dreams

With spirits hopeful and lively,

Expecting adventure always, it seems.

Others face morning’s light with despair,

With moods and outlooks of gray.

Life seems hopeless and unfair.

What they’d give to see a new way.

Many welcome nights to rejuvenate

Tired bodies and industrious minds,

Eager to start the calendar’s next date.

Life is rewarding and seldom a grind.

Some dread nights as lonely and endless,

Even if not so, they believe no one cares.

Minds overthink and dark brings distress.

Life feels treacherous and full of snares.

Days and nights swiftly become years,

Sometimes we get help, other times we give,

Joy and love help us manage the fears

And find purpose in life yet to live.

My sixty-fifth birthday is…oh, so soon!

Yet another day is not a promise.

I’ll sing with the sun and marvel at the moon,

Embracing my time with gratitude and bliss.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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