The Year in Review

Carol Durant
1 min readJan 1

Like Seattle Slew,

old 2022,

Brilliant and feckless

Loud and aloof

With lies and proof

The year in review

Gambling, wallowing, speculating

Intimidating, damming, articulating

Compliance or defiance

Vaccinated or unvaccinated

Personal feelings

Personal dealings

Findings old and new

The year in review

Audacious, creative, specious and tenacious

Technology and social media

Time invested or wasted

Combative or persuasive


# hashtag or @ at

Fiction or fact

The year in review

The mainstream media,

A wobbly carousel ride

Colorful and delightful

With dissent and spite

Vociferous or silent

Their views abide

The year in review

Loss and crying

Loved ones gone

Managing grief

While waking each morning

Yielding and trying

to reconnect

To those still with us

To heal and resurrect

The year in review

Good tidings for thee

In 2023

Focus on a great life

Look left and look right

Cross the boulevard

Of unrealized dreams

Crush your fears

Leave them in last year

This year is brand new

Carol Durant

author, poet, playwright, recording artist, actor, founder and host of Outliers Poetry Brunch