Matilija Poppy, San Francisco Botanical Garden

Matilija Poppy, San Francisco Botanical Garden
Matilija Poppy, San Francisco Botanical Garden

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Welcome 2014 - December 31, 2013






Welcome 2014

Perhaps I am imagining it,
But the year went awfully fast,
With the dawn of each new day,
I try new things to make them last!

My face has a few more wrinkles,
Though I am ever on my guard
With Olay and jars of potions,
A youthful look is not so hard.

I’ve found it helps to laugh a lot,
And to surround oneself with friends,
And, for me, the joy of travel,
Helps me deal with all life sends.

Of course, I have an ache or pain,
Acquired in all these years,
But it lets me know that I’m alive,
And I don’t give in to fears.

I see the glass as halfway full,
Or I grab another fast,
For whatever life is left to me,
I plan to have a blast.

I’ve seen the new year come and go,
Both home and far away,
And I thank my God and all the world’s,
For the part I’ve had to play.

So, wherever you may be, dear ones,
May the year to come be blessed,
With all the love and happiness,
That humans can possess.

Carmen Henesy
Copyright December 31, 2013

7 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too, Carmen!

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  2. happy New Year Carmen, may you always enjoy a blessed and wonderful year.

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  3. It did go fast. And I am older. And I did laugh and cry to my heart's content. But you know what? The new years finds me a wiser and better person.. Hope the next one finds me get better! Wish you a great year.

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  4. And Happy New Year to you, Carmen. Lovely verse.

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  5. Happy New Year, Carmen! :)
    I'm looking forward to read your articles in the new year!

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  6. happy new year to you! hope you are enjoying 2014.

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  7. Hi Carmen, I hope by the time you read this your kidney store issues are far, far behind you and you're feeling great.
    I'm loving your pics of Miss Harper Ann and happy you got to spend her first Christmas together.
    Wishing you only good things and great health in 2014. I look forward to reading your blog in the year to come.
    xo jj

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