poetry

“Then and Now” Poem of the Day (2022)

Then and Now

By Ashley O’Hare

I used to look into your eyes

and see past your arrogant pride;

to hear truths that refuse to be denied;

to believe in our possibility to thrive.

Now at first glance I see a coward

waiting hours and hours

for trivial fears to devour

all that we thought to be ours.

You cannot claim to be an adult,

then hold me entirely at fault.

Ignorance must be your body’s natural default

seeing as you act dumb when you are caught.

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