Years End

As the countdown begins,
2011 I wish you farewell,
I will look back at this year,
As the nightmare from hell.

From the start you had me beat,
With a break to the heart,
Leaving me vulnerable and weak,
And ripe for attack.

As days turned to weeks,
And months turned to spring,
I saw a glimmer of hope,
I felt my heart start to sing.

But you had a plan,
And an evil one at that,
Well concocted and flawless,
I’ll give you credit for that.

And so as I struggled,
Now weaker, through summer,
Aspirations were lost,
‘You are winning’, I murmur.

I felt my life dipping further
Now nearing the bottom,
As the days they drew in,
Summer turning to autumn.

Winter arrived,
with a flurry of snow,
The season of goodwill,
Made my heart all aglow.

For I see now the end,
Of a terrible year,
I will wave you goodbye,
With a heart full of cheer.

Bring on a fresh start,
2012 – ‘what’s that you’re saying?
I can’t quite make it out?
Something about the Mayan’s?


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10 Responses to Years End

  1. Joanne says:

    Exactly! Goodbye 2011! Brought a tear to my eye, hope next year is full of joy 🙂

  2. slpmartin says:

    Good thing the Mayan calendar stuff is more fiction than fact. 🙂 Make it ..a great year…full of love!

    • Exactly – even the Maya people have tried to explain that it doesn’t mean the end of the world – but some people want to run with it – sadly mainly media types. Have a super 2012 yourself.

  3. Love the ending! 🙂 Sorry it’s been a b***h of a year – here’s to 2012. Slainte!

  4. Great poem ,hope this new year is better for you.

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