As today I walked, step after dusty step over this parched land
I felt the earth was burning. I am burning too
I am burning with such passion for a new future
A new world for me, unexplored, full of wonder
But I ponder as I trudge along, bare chested in the sun
The burning sun on my back, then in my eyes.
What will this new world hold for me?
I am frightened … will it be tears?
Shed so frequently over recent years.
More of the same? Will it be? Or …
Will my new world be one of happiness?
I have almost forgotten what happiness is.
But I want my new world to grant it again.
I want to waken each day with a smile on my sleep creased face
I want to kiss you awake my future lover, share smiles
Share joy, share breakfast, share laughter, share a new world.
I want to love you and spoil you, whisk you away
Make love to you, kiss you, tell you I love you each day.
… is that my new world? Is that a future?
It can be. I know it can be. With strength which I have
With a certainty which I will gain
I will forget pain. In my new world. My new world.
Copyright Stan M Rogers 2018