I hope that the hard times you express so vividly are already getting easier. I don't recognize the reference to the "Field of Reeds" (pardon my ignorance). I like that you decided to rhyme, but I think that the AA BB rhyme scheme seems a little too cheerful for the topic. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Author's Response: Thank you for your review. Life's getting easier although it is not a bed of roses. But then, is it ever that? I know myself better now. As to the Field of Reeds, I should have made a reference in my Author's Notes. Thank you for pointing that out to me. I appreciate your advice concerning the rhyme scheme. Thank you ..!!