Happy New Year!

To my family and friends

Those near and those far

To my blends (blog friends)

Whoever you are:


I wish you a Happy New Year

Seven days already in to it

I was waiting for the “New” to kick in

But so far it is the same old (say it!)


And since this is the case

There are some issues we should face

Issues that can’t be solved with politics or debate

Because so far all things political seem to

Bring about more hate


For if we were a people governed by love:

All children everywhere would have enough to eat

Gang children wouldn’t kill each other in the street

Murders wouldn’t happen for the drugs that we need

Or for convenience, revenge, anger or greed

Wars wouldn’t happen to claim a few inches in the sand

And all weapon of mass destruction would be forever banned

Education and health would benefit everyone the same

And paying taxes or not wouldn’t be a con game


I could write line after line of endless

Chaos, cruelty and corruption

But what would be gained by dwelling

On such destruction?


For the “New” to kick in

It is up to each one of us to start

To go forward into the New Year

And lead with love in our heart




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8 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Deb says:

    Beautiful, my first and forever friend…just like you! Happy 2019. Hoping that this new year allows us the opportunity to see each other! ❤️

  2. Brenda says:

    So very true!!

  3. P Riddle says:

    Well said! PBR

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Jessica Shirey says:

    Happy new year Auntie! You of all people lead with love in your heart. It only has to start with one. One loving act to create a ripple.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Beautifully written 💜

  6. Anonymous says:

    Happy New Year to you,too!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Happy New Year to you,too!

  8. Mary Mercado says:

    What a lovely poem. Definitely words to live by. So instead of saying Happy New Year, I’ll say peace, love, and happinessfor each day in 2019!

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