Monday, December 31, 2012

As The New Year Dawns, 2013

As The New Year Dawns, 2013

It seems to me the year goes by,
With such amazing speed,
The new year is upon us,
And the world is filled with need.

We make such strides in many ways,
Yet atrocities abound,
Wars rage on about the globe,
There seems no common ground.

Politicians promise many things,
That are forgotten through the year,
If there was just a single thing,
To which we‘d willingly adhere!

Resolutions come and go,
As fast as minutes on a clock,
And when a tragedy befalls our world,
We’re in a state of shock.

If only we would pause and think,
Each and every one,
Of ways to make life better,
Before the new year has begun.

Change has to start within,
With regard for our fellow man
With our doing a little bit,
Each and every time we can.
Open up your hearts,
To those outside your sphere,
Every child and man and woman,
Could make a difference here.

For me, it’s been a special year,
In which my dreams came true,
I’ll cherish all the memories,
As I bid this year adieu.

I pray the year to come will hold,
Days full of joy and peace,
When people have enough to eat,
And wars will finally cease.

I wish you every happiness,
You help to make my life complete.
I hope before this new year ends,
We have a chance to meet.

Best wishes for love, health, success, happiness in 2013.

Carmen M. Henesy

Copyright (c) December 31, 2012 by Carmen Henesy 
All rights reserved. 


  1. Happy New Year to you Carmen! Keep those adventures going in positive ways!

  2. WoW! Well written.
    A Very Happy New Year to you!

  3. Amen, Carmen. My family and I wish you a happy new year.