In what felt like a lifetime, but just the blink of an eye,
the calendar year transpired.
Obligations were met, celebrations were had,
and on most days we felt inspired.
Some sadness ensued, some loved ones were lost,
but we keep their memories close.
Now the new year is nigh, the past slowly fading,
and it’s time to say adios.
The ball will drop, the confetti will fly,
and some kisses will be shared at midnight.
Resolutions will be formed, new promises made
and, indeed, the future looks bright.
To the next stage we go, heads held high,
ready to take on the year.
Trusting ourselves, making decisions,
based on hope and not fear.
We forge our path, we stake our claim,
we ask the universe for light.
We embrace the good, we learn from the bad,
and we wipe the slate clean at midnight.
To those in my life, to each one of you,
may you have what your true heart desires.
May the hopes you have, may the dreams you dream,
be forever fueled by your fires.
Happy New Year!