Out With The Old, In With The New
As we bid adieu and welcome in the New Year, let’s raise our glasses to new beginnings and a time of reflection. New Years resolutions aside for those of you that make them, it’s important we share joy and do unto others not only during the holiday season but all year. Then, for resolution makers, we can set the year straight and resolve to be whatever we want to be.
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. – Winston Churchill
The old year pulseless and tired from judgment
relieved to slumber in the ages
the mausoleum of time waits
grieving remains decrepit
unheard voices pitied
lost in lonely days
and magical dreams
a sentence to be served
by poetry created
not to judge and right the wrongs
but celebrate universal peace
greeting the sunrise with a morning smile
The poetry form is a double and reversed Etheree. 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables and vice-versa.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” means to move forward, literally. We must endeavor to let go of the good, the bad and the ugly in order to cleanse the past and make way for new expectations.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. – T.S. Eliot
Undoubtedly, 2020 was a different year for many of us. I feel we should, in the year 2021, keep our attitude in check and be responsible for our actions. Plus, bring about a positive change in our faith, our force, and our focus. Let’s live up to the promises we make to ourselves and our loved ones and create the happiest New Year ever.
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. – Maya Angelou
Keep on keeping on and stay safe, healthy and happy!
Franci Eugenia Hoffman (pen name Eugenia)
Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry and encouraging others to pursue their goals. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi's Potpourri Eugenia has authored ebooks, “Fanciful Delights” and “Mama, me and Mother Nature”. She is also a published author on Spillwords Publishing and a contributing author to the FAE Dreams Anthology and the PS: Its Poetry-PoetrySoup Anthology
original publication-WordPress-Renard's World
image source - photo is view from the Comfort Inn and Lodge in Blue Ridge, Ga taken in 2017.