Most of us will not be sorry to say, “Good-Bye” to 2020, but if we are here to discuss it we can be grateful for the survival. With so many throughout the world succumbing to COVID19 we are lucky to be welcoming a New Year.
I wish a happy and safe new year to each of you. May your 2021 be filled with hope and success.
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The Unlived Year
Midnight strikes and the old year's gone.
We close the tablets we've written on.
And torn 'twist hope and doubt and fear,
we open the book of the unlived year!
An unlived year! Ah, stained with tears
are the well-thumbed volumes of other years!
Soiled by blunders and black regret
are the pages we read with eyelids wet.
But fresh in our hands once more is laid
a clean, new book by the Master made.
Unmarred are the pages lying there--
Twelve new chapters fresh and fair.
It is ours to write the daily tale,
of how we conquer - or how we fail;
Of struggle and effort and hope that makes
like a song in the heart, when the bright day breaks.
Yes, fresh in our hands with the title clear,
is the challenge now of an unlived year!