Posted by shelburns on January 2, 2009
I thought a New Year’s poem would be appropriate for today. I was going to write one, but when I found this one, I decided that I couldn’t explain it any better. Our family suffered loss last year, and know that this year will be better, one because we have each other. I hope that this new year brings you the clean slate that you need to achieve whatever it is you desire! Happy New Year!!
Life I Am the New Year
Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.
All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out with more determination.
All the good that you tried for and didn’t achieve
is mine to grant when you have fewer conflicting desires.
All that you dreamed but didn’t dare to do, all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have –
these slumber lightly, waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.
I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said, “behold, I make all things new.”
I am the new year.
– Author Unknown
You can find the rest of the Poetry Friday Round-Up over at A Year of Reading