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2013 ~ The New Year

Updated on January 21, 2014
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Recommended reads for the New Year:

In the stillness of the night,

In the four-corners of my room,

I caught myself smiling while packing up again,

Looking back at the happy memories of days gone by,

Here comes New Year, unfolding new horizons.


Memories of years gone by,

Why am I still holding on to you?

Oh 2012, the things I love, the things you are,

Many a thing, I never want to lose,

This wandering soul is longing for more.


But this 2012 must come to an end,

The craziness must end as well,

Take the pain and shadows of gray,

The shards of frost on winter nights.

And the creepy faces staring blank.


Oh 2013, be gentle to me

Set my mind to peace while I travel to places.

I only need a pen then I can breathe,

Jot my thoughts to set myself free,

Sprinkle with grace my words on outer space.


Oh 2013, come without a race,

And give me some space enough to breathe,

Let me travel with hope and help me cope in my return,

And while I pause in the march of the universe,

Bless me with strength not to go astray.


Here comes the passage of another twelve-months.

On the stroke of midnight, cast your reformation,

Togetherness, I ask. Speak of the truth.

Let me gird myself once more and set my spirit high,

Hello 2013, come fly with me good!

Sing with me:

Quick facts about the song:

"Auld Lang Syne" - a poem written by a Scottish poet, Robert Burns in 1788. Set to the tune of a traditional folk song, the Scots would sing the song in New Year's Eve, which very quickly became a Scottish custom. Accordingly, as Scots traveled and immigrated around the world, they took the song with them and made it famous particularly in the English speaking countries. It has since become a trademark song to celebrate the start of the New Year.

The phrase “Auld Lang Syne” in Scots means "old long since" or more idiomatically, “long long ago” or “days gone by”.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I feel a good year coming on! I love the feeling of hope and anticipation in your poem. Happy New Year Cris!

      bill

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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love your New Years Poem CrisSP - and wishing you all good things in 2013. Lynda (Craiglyn)

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Love this great wish to the New Year and farewell to the old! We wish you many good flights and adventures in the year ahead.

      Jim

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome poem to welcome the new year. Happy New Year to you! I bid farewell to 2012 and say bring on 2013.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A beautiful way to usher in the New Year! Great poem CrisSp. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Cheers, Rema.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      A heartwarming poem to usher in the New Year..Nicely done CrisSp...and of course, a very Happy New Year to you :-))

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Bill: Thank you my teacher, my friend. Here's hoping for a beautiful 2013.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Lynda. Good wishes back to you. Keep warm.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Jim. May we all have a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Happy New Year Chris, may it bring eveything your heart desires and the airways keep you safe. I've enjoyed your work here at the hubs, you have a gift of verse and a poetic voice that we all enjoy. Many more to read of yours in the upcoming year. Peace and blessings I send to you this eve.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Dang straight Sunshine, bring it on! Happy New Year and keep that beautiful smile!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      remaniki: Thank you and best wishes back to you for 2013 and beyond!

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Valleypoet: Happy New Year to you too and thank you.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Fantastic work! I think we all long for a new and fresh start.

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      As always crisSp,

      You did a great job on your poem, very moving. As well as great advice written inside your poem.

      I. White

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Oh yes I agree with your sentiments - for me 2012 has not always been what I've expected - so am anxious for 2013 - perhaps for many new beginnings. All very best wishes for your travels, be safe, happy and thank you.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Happy New Year Cris and everyone here!

      We together can make 2013 a great year!

      Mark

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, come fly us with good, Cristina. May the new year bring the good things, peace and prosperity for all. Thanks for this lovely write, which I pass on.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Vincent: Thank you. I write what I know of; what I feel about and I get inspired and motivated by great writers like you. I am honoured to know you. Thank you for your wonderful support and for all the delightful reads.

      Best wishes to you for 2013 and beyond!

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice- thank you. Happy New Year to you!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Isaac. May our lives continue to grow (in writing) and change beautifully through the years.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      travmaj, we hope for the better and welcome 2013 with high energy and positivities. Thank you for your kind words and here's wishing you back good things and happiness for the coming year.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Absolutely Mark. I am with you, together we can make it. Thank you for dropping by. I hope that 2013 bring us all greater success and happiness.

      Peace and love~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Michelle, happy New Year to you my fellow poet. Glad you stop by and allow me to thank you for your kindness and support throughout my hubbing life. Sending you love and best wishes for 2013.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. May your future be fortuitous.

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Hi Cris.

      Well your New Years greeting to all on HP really got me going. I've just spent the last two hours on You Tube listening Declan and many other Scots/Irish songs of this Years change over to 2013.

      This song is old, but being sung with this young voice of Declan Galbraith hit me right in the centre of my heart.

      It's times like this when you miss your children and family living hundreds of miles away in another country as I do.

      Thanks for sharing and we wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      And our thoughts are with you too ,as you fly ! And heres to an extra pen wherever you write ! As long as you fly with us hubbers too !........Let Our sharing is the air that lifts your wings ........:-} Happy smiley !

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks CrisSp, I appreciate the beautiful song and the sentiment. Happy New Year to you and yours! It is a pleasure to know you. pinned and facebooked!

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Happy trails, CrisSp, and a safe and prosperous New Year!

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      Happy New Year CrisSp =)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I want to thank you, CrisSp, for sharing your wonderful talent, ever-soaring spirit, and joyful heart with all of us here at HubPages this past year. Aloha nui loa and a prayer for your continued success in the coming year!

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      Janhorner 4 years ago

      Fabulous hub, really entertaining and what words to say goodbye and hello to a new era. Voted up,

      Jan

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A wonderful and hope filled poem . Loved this. May this be a banner year for us all. Wishing you the best year ever.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Crisp - I so enjoyed the background of the song as well. Great hub and I am sending sincerest of wishes for the New Year.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Mhatter99: Thank you. Peace and love to you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Dear Ghaelach, I'm glad you enjoyed the song. Declan is great. I hope you had a fantastic New Year celebration and may you be surrounded with cheers, goodwill and love this 2013.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: I hope you're having a great start this new year. I'd gladly take your pen because my passengers would always borrow mine and not return. Don't they know, that they have to fill up a custom card and what have you when they travel? Why don't they bring a pen?

      Thank you so much for always coming by to visit me in my hubspace. I sincerely appreciate it. Take care.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ehealer: The pleasure is mine. Happy to connect and share many more good hubs with you. Thank you and best wishes for 2013.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you mollymeadows! Peace and love to you~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      And to you as well my moonfairy. Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      hawaiianodysseus: No, thank you. It's my pleasure to share and I feel blessed to be part of this great community of great writers like you. So, cheers to another year of hubbing and sharing. Happy New Year!

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Jan, happy New Year to you. Thank you for stopping by. It is sincerely appreciated. Live, Laugh, Love. ~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gypsy my dear, thank you and I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      shiningirisheyes: Thank you for stopping by. Cheers to another 365 days of joy, peace and love.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi CrisSp. Thank you for this inspirational poem. Thanks again for the info on 'Auld Lang Syne' I wish you all you wish yourself in the new year.

      Graham.

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      Thankyou CrisSp. :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Graham, No, thank you for dropping by. I appreciate your readership and I'm glad you enjoyed both the hub and the song (one of my all time favorites) . Best wishes back to you. Peace and love~

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      My pleasure Isaac! Cheers!

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      The Pleasures all mine. :-)

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for this lovely poem. You are a gifted poetess. Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is your best year yet.

      James :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you James. May the goodness from heaven be more favorable to you throughout the year. Love from the sky~

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wonderful poem about 2013! Even I hope that this year is positive and only good things happen. May 2013 gives you happiness and all!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ishwaryaa22: Thank you. I hope that you are having an awesome start for 2013 and that the rest of the year will be as favorable as you'd wish for...Peace and love to you.

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