By D. R. DiFrancesco
Another page in a life has turned
To look back on what might have been
For hopes and dreams we fought and yearned
Have passed us by sight unseen.
Resolutions born to steer our path
Put forth with the best and greatest intention
Champagne and music and social laugh
In hopes of better days we’ve mentioned.
To morph our heart and soul required
Without we waste our solemn vows
A change of course to which we’ve aspired
Time grows shorter when failures allow.
Renew the mind and the body will follow
Our spirit thrives when visions align
Life will fill and no longer be hollow
When sadness and regrets fade and resign
Look toward the new year as an offer to grow
In spite of what you’ve let dissuade you
Strength and determination must be what you show
To face those that would trample imagination held true
Trust your heart and your dreams will flower
No new years pass or resolution will save them
Endowed at birth with the universal power
To design your future while burying failures condemned.
This strength you’ve had all this life that you’ve lived
Wound and ingrained into your very soul
Have courage to pursue all your passions not passive
For these are the things that make living life whole.