Gordon C. Pierce
A New Life
My life begins again with new friends, new hopes,
and an unknown place called "home".
In my golden years I have come at last to this "Woodcrest"
Where all is strange yet somehow most comforting.
From my window I gaze upon the distant hills,
the green fields, the circling woods,
Eternal yet new to me as if just created.
The skies reflect the changing scene,
Cloudy, sunny, misty in turn.
The quiet solitude here contrasts
with city sounds I used to endure.
I put aside my fears of the unknown,
Forgetting my home for a lifetime that I have left ...