Innocence vs Experience

Life is hard — a poem

Esther Spurrill-Jones
Mar 21 · 1 min read
Photo by Rene Bernal on Unsplash

Life is easy; I’m content;
All I need is what I have:
A bed, a house, some food, a yard.
Every day I go outside,
Run among the trees and play,
Read a book and watch TV,
Go to school and hang with friends.

Life is tough is my lament:
Check to check — when can I save?
A car, a job, some kids — it’s hard.
Every day I know I’ve tried
To run the race, and I will pray
That one day we’ll all be free,
And I’ll be ready when life ends.

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

Inspired by this amazing, thought-provoking prompt by David S. on Dead Poets Live:

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Poet, lover, thinker, human. New book of queer poetry out: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0845ZQQM2

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