Waiting for a New Year

Waiting for the days to go by,

waiting for this year to roll by

Hoping to wake up from a bad dream,

praying for a nightmare to finally end.

Lives, livelihood wiped away,

hopes, dream washed away,

Hiding behind masks, staying out of sight,

shadows it has cast are long and sad,

seared hearts and scarred souls

Yet the human in me shouts out

light a candle, pray, don’t give up hope

wait for these days to go by

wait for this year to roll by..