Ring in the New Year

2020

Turning back the hands of time on this year

I have had times of great sadness, and times of great cheer

Times when I thought, would this day be my last?

When all seemed so futile, when death seemed so near.

 

In this last year, many a thought raced me by

When in utter despair, I’d break down and cry

Life seemed so fleeting, without purpose or cause

With no time for reflection, and no time for a pause

 

Till a new birth in the family, life beginning anew

Gone times lost in despair, knowing not what to do

Gone selfish times, thinking only of me,

Then situations of others, I was too blind to see.

 

The world kept on turning, like the hands on a clock

Each second that passed, each tic and each tock

Like a metronome swaying, yet not keeping time

Like a poem badly written, no meter no rhyme

 

Staying in unison, when not paying attention

Is like falling from grace, with no apprehension

Then...

 

Metaphorically speaking, like reaching midday

Why ‘gainst thee, O Death! Should I inveigh

That to my quest for poetry, once lost, found my way

So come now 2020,              I’ve still so much to say

 

                                                                           Po

2020

◄ The descent into Hades’ and beyond!

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poemagraphic

Thu 2nd Jan 2020 17:51

Hi M.C

Your comments are as always most welcomed my friend.
Po

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 31st Dec 2019 18:52

Absolutely right for the time of year - as well as a reminder to put the
rest of annual allotted days to good use as we are blessed with each
new year's arrival and the future it represents.
We're with you Po - and hope to be for a good while yet !😊

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poemagraphic

Tue 31st Dec 2019 17:53

Tommy thank you for saying.

Blessed Be
Po

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poemagraphic

Tue 31st Dec 2019 17:52

Thank you for saying Don

I am looking forward with anticipation to 2020

I will pm you about 'Spike' later mate, in the mean time stay safe and have a very Happy New Year.
Po

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 31st Dec 2019 17:23

Poe fenghe hapu ar qui!
🤔🤸😉

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Don Matthews

Tue 31st Dec 2019 14:27

I do like the rhyming here Po....

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poemagraphic

Tue 31st Dec 2019 11:42

Do thank you for your continued support this past year.

It has seemed at times like you were my very shadow...

When like Peter Pan, I felt at times that even my own shadow had forsaken me.

There is an old saying I oft quote:
"Until a man can stand truly alone, he will never reach enlightenment"

I am, I am sure, far far from such an attainment.

You have paid me many a compliment over time Ghaz, and I have tried to pay that debt forward to inspire and uplift you in your hour of need.

My payment has been to watch you grow and shine like a beacon to all of those you touch.

May 2020 bring you closer to Allah and you true souls purpose.
Baraka Allahu fika

بارك الله فيك

Po

Do.RoThy

Tue 31st Dec 2019 09:58

Good way to poetically usher the new solar calendar...decade anew, life anew.

Past was a preparation for future, a little hammer, a little blast....all helped make you last, seasons anew, battles anew.

Hero of hope, deeds heroic, intentional or not, was a test to make man strong. A boy turned a super hero, super powers gifted as pass.

Many more words to write.....poem a graphic....imagery so bright.....Po as we know....turned his pen into a mighty sword, of mercy n grace, n protection to keep safe!!

💖 Keep sharing your poems!!!! 💖

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