New Endeavor

There needs to be a first step

A hash mark

A starting place

This is it.

From here we shall

Begin our journey

It has no apparent


Simply this beginning

The trip is uphill

But not always

There may be some




There will be dangers

Lessons learned


And gentle breezes.

Strange new people

Friends in abundance;

So there will be drama

Some laughs



But no taunting

No calling of names

Though teasing is allowed.

We will seek passion


And even civility.


We will be kind

To the vulnerable

Generous with those

Who have less

There will be forgiveness

And a mea culpa

Or two.


As ever

We shall test our humanity.