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A New World

written by: Patrick Doran (The 50 Year Old Poet)


What if I do not wake up
in the morning?
What if it came calling without
any warning?
What would be left
in my wake?
Would people arrive to see what
they could take?
Would they be shocked to see
I was gone?
Or would they say they saw it
all along?
Would I be missed and hard
to replace?
Or is there someone waiting to
take my place?
What if I do not wake up
in the morning?
Do not weep for me, for a
new world is calling.

Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran

Pat Doran was a truck driver for over thirty years. He found himself used to the solitude of the open roads and the long hours. During these years he would think up little stories and often poems to help pass away the time. Then after an illness which prevented him from working he started to write his thoughts and ideas down. Two years later he has published three books of poetry, The 50 Year Old Poet, Gentle Soul and most recently Beautiful Sky. As well as writing his fourth collection he's currently working on a book of short stories. Pat lives in Enniscorthy which is situated in the south east of Ireland.
Patrick Doran

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