RM Engelhardt Troy Poetry Mission September 2018

The Half-Dead Poet Review: 2019, The Words Don’t Return

The Words Don’t Return

Every year that we live
We breathe we see &
Experience so many things
That are good, bad or tragic
Beautiful, sad or maybe completely
Life changing for better or worse

We make friends
Lose friends
Learn a little more
About ourselves

Find ourselves
Either rich or poor
Another year older

Maybe you bought
A house or lost it
Maybe you just
Brought your first
Child into this
Sometimes unpredictable
And frightening world
That has magic and violence
Love, hope and chaos

But no matter
What has happened
To you in this last year
Good or bad

Write it down

Those experiences
And those words
And those moments
Will never return

Happy New Year

Make it your own