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The new year

I'm saying goodbye to the year that is passing
Of fears and sorrows, Of changes and happiness
There is much I will always remember
Still, memories are not like the present
So I am finding it hard to say goodbye
I'm not sorry for the good times or even the bad
For why should I be, they brought me to today
They have taught me about people, life and myself
What I've found in this year is more worthy than gold
Never would I want to trade the wisdom I've gained
Life continues onward and I must lead it
In a heartfelt goodbye, the past I leave in memory

I'm saying hello to the year that is coming
The presentation of the new year does not frighten me
Somehow I know everything will be alright
New times and experiences will assuredly come my way
Remembrances will be given to my mind and heart
In this year, I hope to become closer to my dreams
Yet, I find it hard to say hello because I don't know what will be
Yes, tomorrow will arrive and I will learn anew
There will be need to see the meaning of the days
And in the end of the year I will recall it all
And again, it will be hard to say goodbye
But each new year brings reason for my life here

© 2021 Loly Rinn
Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash
From a personal anthology of bygone poetry
Published inBygone Poetry


  1. Happy New year my friend. I pray and hope. A kinder year for our world.

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