December 31, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is new beginnings, in honor of the New Year.
Today’s poem is a New Year’s poem about beginning repeatedly at the start of each new year.
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Here again we have a new beginning,
An old refrain to start a brand-new verse.
Perhaps the belly droops, the hair is thinning;
Perhaps each year the memory gets worse.
Yet new beginnings always start with hope,
Needing hope to nurture innocence,
Endeavoring to find a way to cope
When nothing deeply thought about makes sense.
Years come and go; Eden doesn’t change.
Each new year we toddle forth again,
Afoot into a world that’s ever strange,
Restored by some great turning tide within.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/hereag.html. For more poems for the New Year, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/newyearsdaypoems.html .
This week’s theme: Christmas/New Beginnings
December 25: Christmas Is a Song of Joy and Love
December 26: Iven Lee
December 27: Sixty-Six3
December 28: Fifty-Two4
December 29: Thirteen2
December 30: Welcome to Our FamilyDecember 31: Here Again We Have a New Beginning