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Poem - To The New Year

posted Jan 16, 2014, 12:56 PM by Tibba Stoutfoot
By Simbo Rumblebelly

In the deepest winter days
The nights are all too long
All gone the birds from once green trees
And with them all their songs
With little light to fill past days
There may not be much to cheer
Don't dwell on all the days behind
For now comes a whole new year!

A time to turn the pages over
Or read a whole new book
For there is much to celebrate
You only have to look
Now sighs may taint what's gone before
And clouds may fill the view
Just think about the year to come
And saviour all things new

For soon the Spring will bring to life
It won't be long to wait
Just think of what new paths you'll tread
Beyond your garden gate
And set yourself a whole new goal
A task you could achieve
And let the new year quell your doubts
You know you must believe!

But first, a party's what we need
To welcome in the year
With pipes to play a raucous tune
We'll toast the time with beer!
With friends beside, you'll have some fun
They'll celebrate with you
Perhaps the coming year will bring
Some whole new friendships too

So come as one, or come as all
The year is here for you
For young or old or quick or slow
The year is always new
It reaches out and leads you on
A whole new path to tread
Just greet those days with loving smiles
Your new year lies ahead

Some words by the author:

A poem looking ahead to the New Year! As written quickly one evening in the Green Dragon at the suggestion of Miss Acorne.