Out With The Old

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A New Year.........Will it be better than the old one?

Submitted: December 30, 2016

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Submitted: December 30, 2016

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Out With The Old

 

Out with the old, ring in the new.

Will it be better? I don’t have a clue.

There’s so much confusion, so much in doubt,

It’s so hard to tell if the ‘good’ will win out.

 

We’ll wait until midnight, break out the champagne

Happy New Year” will be the refrain.

There’ll be shouting and cheering, drinking galore

But then we’ll wake up in the same world once more.

 

The sparkle of fireworks that lit up the sky,

A rainbow of memory held in my eye --

A token that we won’t give up on hope

And while we cling on to that we’ll always cope.

 

Did you promise yourself there was something you’d do?

Make some sort of resolution you’ll try to stick to?

I try to find some magic in this first day

But my natural born cynicism holds too much sway.

 

Will this be a year when the ‘leaders’ see sense

Or will things get worse and increasingly tense?

I’d like to say yes, an improvement’s so near

But instead it’s a worsening that I do fear.

 

Not wanting to end this in a downbeat way

Perhaps this last year was the Fates just at play

And on the first morning of this New Year

The shadows that haunt us will just disappear!

 

 


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