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Another New Year's Eve - Hope for the New Year Poem

Updated on December 31, 2013
Another New Year's Eve
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This is the worst.

The street is empty and cold

as my key lets me in

to the hum of the fridge.

My heels click on the tile.


The end is so near as

the clock slowly ticks.

Just minutes away,

the ragged calendar

from this year still hangs.


My nose takes it in--

the musty, familiar

smell of the fireplace,

the wood and the cat.

There is dirt in the air.


My breath is uneven.

The clock is so slow.

Nobody is stirring.

I lean toward the window

and the glow from the church.


The tall and stately cross

catches my tired eye.

I lift my head and

wipe my damp cheeks.

I step outside.


Beautiful, Nostalgic Auld Lang Syne . . . by Dan Fogelberg

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      You have captured the soul of loneliness and hope. I'm flabbergasted. Great job!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow this is beautiful... I an picture every word.. the future.. and I feel like

      the end is near. that could mean two different things.. but it is spooky in a way. love it sharing

      debbie

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Vicki,

      Excellent job here! Powerful imagery! Awesome poem Viciki, thanks for sharing!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      rcrumple--I'll take "flabbergasted" any day! Thank you so, so much!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Victoria, this is an amazing piece of poetry with great imagery, heartfelt emotions, and careful choice of words. Definitely a true poet! Well done. Voted up and more!

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Delightful poem to read this evening, thank you.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Debbie, I'm delighted that you like the poem. Glad you got the feeling you did. Spooky is good. Thanks so much!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awesome Vicki! I read it three times....I like the way it sounds in my head.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Josh! I appreciate that!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      KD--You brought tears to my eyes with your comments. Careful choice of words is so important in poetry, and I spent a lot of time experimenting to try to find the right words. Thanks so much!

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      Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

      The words speak of a very tender soul. Beautiful!

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Yes, quite moving.

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      kygirl89 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I really enjoyed the vivid detail within your piece.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad you enjoyed it, Joyce!

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      GiblinGirl 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Great poem. As many others have said - very vivid imagery.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      RealH--Cool! That's a cool compliment!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Aw, Ron, that's a sweet comment.

      Ruby--I'm glad! Thanks so much!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      kygirl89! So glad you enjoyed the details!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      With the New Year comes excited and also a sense of sadness... so true! Good poem about the New Year... is it here yet?!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks Giblin girl! Glad you think so! I love that compliment!

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      Aaron Rushing 4 years ago from USA- Florida

      Eeeesh! Did any one yell "Stop! It so not worth it?" Poems like these are unfair. You make me sad and lonely.

      Good job excellent piece

      Peace

      ABR

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Sublime... you lit the sad candle. what will it do?

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Christy--the New Year will be here before we know it! Thanks for commenting!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Abrushing--Very funny--sort of! It's supposed to be a sad and lonely poem, so thank you!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Mhatter--Time will tell, right? Thanks.

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      Mellonyy 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem! Great combination of emotions.....Thanks for sharing!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Mellonyy! Glad you think so!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Happy New Year, everyone!

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      that's a great song...love it...

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      raciniwa--I do, too. Great song! Happy New Year!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done! Happy New Year Victoria Lynn! Jamie

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      kikalina 3 years ago from Europe

      Happy New Year...great poem!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That was just right for today Victoria and the video was beautiful.

      Happy New Year!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What an awesome, awesome poem. It reminds me of the song about

      Meeting an old flame during the holidays. Happy New Year.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      How very beautiful and very touching. Sad yet full of hope. I really enjoyed it. I personally like a quiet New Year for reflection but I understand so many people have mixed emotions this time of year, which you really captured. Great poem, and great video, thanks so much for sharing it. Voted up & beautiful.

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      Cynthia B Turner 3 years ago from Georgia

      You captured the feeling of nostalgia the end of the year sometimes invokes. As humans we are always looking for markers in our lives. The end of one year makes us feel a sense of loss for things undone, things unsaid, relationships that withered for whatever reason.

      Conversely, anticipation of a brand new year and a chance for new beginnings, hope and renewal are many times inspired by our religious beliefs. Voted up.

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      M K Paul 3 years ago from India

      njoying every word of ur poem...nice poetry..

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, jhamann ! Happy New Year to you, too!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      kikaline--I'm glad you like the poem. Happy New Year to you, too!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thank, The Examiner-1! I appreciate that!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Rebecca, yeah, me, too. Thanks for reading and commenting, liking and relating!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      WiccanSage - Yes, you're right about the mixed emotions. I'm glad you think the poem captured that. Happy New Year to you!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Cyndi10--Wow, you have a way with words. You captured what many of us feel at the end of one year and beginning of another. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Happy New Year to you!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      M K Paul--I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks!

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