That Was & That Is

With that we come to an end
and start anew.
The past year seems longest
filled with fear.
It has passed somehow.

Going out prohibited.
Gathering  banned,
Everything from home 
was the new mantra. 
Call it an awakening,

A lesson taught 
the hard way
where rules governed 
supreme and adhered 
without grouse.

The long time forgotten 
discipline has come into force,
Thanking the year for bringing 
out a renaissance, we solicit 
2021 with a bow.