Happy New Year

Out with the old
in with the new
toss things away
people too
(it seems)

Reflections in a
steady stream
not frozen yet
as passion burns
away thin ice.

I drank too deep
from the wishing well
slipped once more
mistaking want and need
for something more than the
distance between what is.

It will all be so different
after the clock strikes
(won’t it?)
Bells peel and
voices ring out their joy.

Prisms of light I love
show a heart in
fractal, multi-faceted view
beaten, bruised but not broken

With all good grace
I yield

it’s time to say goodbye
and return once more to the
colours of life.


© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

Happy New Year… Wishing you all, peace, love, health and happiness.
It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you all. Reading your talented work and, making new friends.

Shared with Imaginary garden with real toads #Ring out the Old, ring in the New.

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

12 thoughts on “Happy New Year”

  1. “I drank too deep
    from the wishing well”
    Oh, yes, I also love these two lines. I love the whole poem, but those two lines jump out and grab me. Very well said.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. often a line will catch me that stops me and makes me drift off (which I love), and this was such a line: “I drank too deep
    from the wishing well” – one of the brilliant lines in this! nice work!

  3. oo love me some parenthesis…smiles…a lovely post for the new year…i wish you all the best for it…thanks for being a part of my year….

  4. Such a thought-provoking piece for the turn of the year. i like the parenthetical statements and the development of your theme is very strong.

  5. Yeah because that clock striking makes all the difference right?…pfft sure, that cat will believe that. Also nice jab at the people too, as many do just chuck others aside.

  6. I like the bells ringing and peeling out voices of joy.

    Its been a pleasure to read your work too.

    Wishing you peace and joy for the coming year~

    Cheers ~

  7. I enjoyed this very much. As I read your poem, I am struck by the part about it will all be so much different after the clock strikes. (Won’t it?) So many times in life we think this way about something…it will be different after we move, after we get a new job, after this, after that. But truth be told, it seldom really is!

    I wish you a VERY happy new year! Ring it in with joy!

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