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~ Happy New Year 2012 ~



Another New Year

All look towards the New Year
No matter what it may bring
Recall all the happy times
The time your heart did sing

Look to each day, to the future
Hope this is your best year yet
You keep all your dreams alive
Some things you must not forget

Forget about people who hurt you
It’s no good getting mad
Be thankful for each and every day
And everyday be glad

Fill your hearts with love and joy
Try not to wear a frown
As you leave the old behind you
And you go into the unknown.

So as the New Year is here again
No-one knows what still a waits
Lets all wish for a better world
And get rid of the word HATE

To all you wonderful people
A new year starts and old year ends
I wish for you a peaceful life
Along with your loved ones and friends

By Doreen Hampshire (traveller94@hotmail.com)




Another year is closing,
And the New will blaze itself in,
Looking over my life’s long shadow,
Nostalgia clouds like a summer fog.
There was the time my kid boy love
And I got stuck downtown,
He held me to him in his coat,
Waiting in snow for a stranded bus.
Warmed by adventure and youth.

There were those I spent alone,
The family nestled snug,
Sleepily waiting for that ball
To fall while firecrackers popped,
And I, my head dropped
Upon my beating chest.

Remember I when my
Mature love and I danced to
“At Last” on the record player,
Norman Luboff’s choir or
Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians,
Roamed through late night air,
As did romance.

I lost my dear old friend this year,
I made him black-eyed peas,
He in his house, I in mine,
Warm in our friendship,
And bits of smoked ham,
We checked on each other’s lights,
In the night.

This year we may take comfort,
Most of our soldiers are home,
Let New Year’s eve be prayerful,
That they find peace,
That we find peace,
In the new.

By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)



New Year

Another year is coming ahead
I made it through I am alive not dead
how many decades have I surrived
some new years I have cried

Never been a party gal
even though my girlfriend sal
tried a few time to get me to go out
I didnt go I stayed home and at midnight Id give her a shout

I may have a cocktail or a beer at midnight
some years that didnt even seem right
I usually watch it on tv
sometimes im asleep before I see

the next morning the new year comes in with sun
we have a tradition and it cannot be undone
I always have pork and sauerkraut
My secret is to add a ltlle brown sugar without a doubt

we have had this tradition for forty-eight years
I guess I will have it along with good cheers
I want to take this time to wish you all a Happy New Year..

By Amy (fabulousfilly@aol.com)



New Year's Eve

Standing here at the window
Watching the snow gently fall
I wonder what you're doing tonight
Will you be going to a ball?

Or, will you be with someone else
across a table holding hands?
Saying words that you have said before
Making the very same plans

I watch the snow and think of you
Remembering a time that passed
So very swiftly the years have flown
I should have known it wouldn't last

The words so easily came to you
"I love you" "I'll leave you never"
And I believed it at the time
You were so very clever

But here it is, New Year's Eve again
And "never" is here and you're gone
So Happy New Year to you once more
It's time for me to move on

I'll watch the snow and think of me
As I look at the clock on the wall
It's time for me to get ready to go
I've got a new date for the ball

By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)



Happy New Year

Every passing year gets better
Time is running out you know
Is the best part of any party
The beginning or the end?

You know what the answer is my friends
Focus on the good, on the beauty
Forget what would have been
You still have time to make amends

Clear your head and forge ahead
You may not have the same spring
In your step, you may feel like you have to schlep
But for these days all your life you prepped

How you spend them reflects on what you have learned
What wisdom you have gained
From worrying too much please refrain
Good advice to keep you sane.

By Mercedes (mercedes1947@gmail.com)


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