The year is around – yet another
My life, glimpsing back - no remorse
Though events – some of bitter resource
Gave grounds to enlighten - when bother.
I have tried to keep close all my friends
But the life’s worn paths slowly strayed.
It is not that they were betrayed
Simply - lives have found different trends.
One door I have covered with sheets
For it ceased to provide any pleasure
Instead, I have turned to leisure
When seeing how deeply it cheats.
New people have entered my life
New sparkles, their shine to discover
My powers of heart to recover
Retrieving the sound of my laugh.
I have learnt what life is about;
It’s people who make my day true
When even on days I feel blue
They know how my cheer is pulled out.
Mija Selic, Slovenia
Life's a Poem
Carol Griffiths, New Zealand
Phuong Le, Vietnam