This moment in The Corner considers the somewhat strange mix of fruit and the new year that is just round the corner. As a result, this post is also offered in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Cause, Meet Effect.”
Another New Year
Another new year begins with merriment and mirth
Well wishes of happiness, love and peace on earth
“Good will towards all” is the cry of the crowd
Yet as the year moves on, the sentiment gives way to the proud
“Do good unto others” – indeed a noble call!
Without true intent, it means nothing at all
Celebrations taking hold, excesses abounding
Though widows, orphans and the needy are still floundering
Such is the world, its ways ever subtle
Taking hold of our desires, luring us towards trouble
Gently tapping on our shoulders, calling us to gather
To join in the jollity and merrymaking with each other
These are the days of this life we share
For each the journey filled with our own crosses to bare
We conceal the issues, we hide from the truth
Instead we join the crowd, we act out our youth
So as you raise your glass and sing along to Auld Lang Syne
Consider those worse off, if you have the time
As the hands approach twelve and the hour draws near
Let’s begin with a new heart, a fresh new year
A year in which our focus is towards another
Self is fine but will you help your sister or brother?
There is much profit to greet one with a smile
When it comes to the crunch, will you go that extra mile?
As your travels continue on the road of life
May your new year be free of trouble and strife
Only consider the road is meant for all to share
As you pass by a fellow traveller, lend a hand, show you care
And as time moves on with its roundabouts and swings
May you focus on this path and think on these things
May your year begin with joy and be filled with love
May you find your purpose, evolution or from above?
What you plant now will eventually bear fruit. May the fruit you bear be love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Remember, you reap what you sow. What will you plant for 2015?
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Calvin Coolidge