Ready, Steady, Revolution



When the revolution comes

will you be ready

Hearts afire

flames upon your head

Spirit of your youth

still dwelling in there

Nothing gone or lost

till six feet dead

When the new year comes

will you be ready

Another day

as all new days once more

Earth around the sun

we’re still in orbit

Hanging in there

better than before

Stronger for the effort

and the trying


for experience we’ve gained

More empathetic

by the hearts sore tested

Healers to each other

in our pain

When the day begins again

each new one

The revolution

one more spin around

Will you be ready

are you prepared, still willing

Bring it on

we’re still above the ground!

Written for today’s Senior Salon #4. Don’t know how I feel about qualifying for that! I suppose coming up on 55 counts. But still raring to go. Come the revolution – every one of them. 😉


17 thoughts on “Ready, Steady, Revolution”

  1. God I hope so! Each day is a challenge – and I mean that in a positive way. I just hope that I can rise to it. I like the way this poem reads as a rallying cry against complacency. All the best for the new year, Anne-Marie – hope it’s a good one!

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    1. Looking forward to it, Chris. Once I get the New Year celebrations out the way! Quiz night and a pot of stew, bit of a sing song and a few haufs, a good sleep and I’ll be ready for the revolution. I hope! All the best to you and yours for ne-erday and the New Year. 🙂

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  2. Are you ready for the revolution? Hell yes. Where can I sign up? Thanks for posting and writing for the Senior Salon. I wish I could think of a better title that Senior that wouldn’t make people feel over the hill but I can’t come up with one. Any suggestions?

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    1. I’m tempted to say, ‘The Auld Gits’! Although it’s used loosely as a derogatory term it’s embraced widely and welcomed by anyone over the age of forty that has something to say. Bit Scottish/British though. Don’t mind me, I just never think of myself as a senior! More like a junior with a few years on the clock. 21 plus VAT, as my old mum used to say. Thanks for the invite. I didn’t think I’d make it today. Life and blah. But inspiration, and time, have a way of coming through when least expected. And I’m still out of bed at 2a.m.! Not bad for an auld git. 😉

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