The new year dawns in mist and fog
What will inspire and fuel my blog?
New calendar upon the wall;
Did everybody have a ball?
Many journeyed, kids in tow
Or took a chalet in the snow
Or stayed with friends, were wined and dined
While in the background midnight chimed...
But amid this flurry of delights
Of Christmas trees and twinkly lights
Are some dear friends who feel bereft
As someone close to them has left ...
So mixed feelings as the year begins;
Our lives are subject to wild swings
The hectic social whirl is fine
But peace and quiet is divine!
(c) Poet in the woods 2018