When I Was New

When I was new
and the world was new.

So many roads to wander
under a cerulean sky.
Forbidden fruits to savor,
forbidden lips to taste.

Full of promise, flowers
budding on the vine.
Their perfume covering
my fingertips.

I hurried through each day
alive with my songs.
The moon rose just for me and
stars burned just for me

Every morning brought
sunshine to my window.
Another day filled with wonder
waiting at my doorstep.

Spring was greener then.
When I was new
and the world was new.

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About Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Warriors with Wings, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky and she has four Best of the Net nominations.

7 thoughts on “When I Was New

    1. Joan McNerney Post author

      Thank you so much. I saw your poem Accident and Emergency on a recent Setu issue and was struck by it power. Through that I discovered this website.

  1. suzette portes san jose

    a wandering innocence… when you were meant to be born with the worldly creation…all that was for the eyes to admire…but time flies, then you will know how you mean to the world… 🙂

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