“Resurgence” was one of the first poems that I wrote in high school that I felt was truly deserving of being published. In fact, it happened to win an award from poetry dot com, for what it’s worth. That’s pretty neat success for a poem written that long ago. It’s slightly tweaked but close enough to the original to keep the initial spark that created it.
Finding new life in this spring
What will these bright new days bring?
The warmth has made its way to my soul
Now each day, I cannot help but sing
The child within me has awoken
Trapped for so very long inside
With feelings and desires unspoken
It has long been within me dead cold
The youth inside of me, it’s rarely smiled
As it’s so often conflicting with the old
To combine this beautiful child’s heart
With wisdom gained through the years past
Will be more valuable than the purest gold
A wondrous resurgence of joy has come to pass
April 19, 2005 / April 22, 2021