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NEW YEAR'S WISHES

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Below is the poem entitled NEW YEAR'S WISHES which was written by poet Suzette Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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NEW YEAR'S WISHES

Never be it said that new beginnings can’t be obtained
The endless quest for happiness and futures ordained
Surely worn us all down – books scoured for inspiration
Folk Lore/Yarns embraced for our life’s path preparation
Memory, an eager companion to chastise us and torment
Time we’ve been allotted, wasted on slights to ferment
Looking to bring some relief to others in their dire need
This is what brings joy to souls rich in the art of forgiving 
Looking in the mirror, inwardly: What do we see and striving
To portray to an outside world? In ignorance, we aim to please
Others are equally busy with their lives; sense of a new lease
On Life. Each calendar marking public festive holidays to celebrate
Thus, in effect wishing our time away, wasted on endless freight
Of regrets; only to be put aside briefly during this Holy Season


SUMMERY: A message within a message (two unrhymed lines), therefore My New Year's Wishes:
1. Looking to bring some relief to others in their dire need
2. Of regrets; only to be put aside briefly during this Holy Season


BTW:  Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, and the Republic of Moldova celebrate Christmas on what in the Gregorian calendar is January 7


Please see the About section regarding this form of an Acrostic poem.

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  1. Date: 1/2/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Everyone is getting more and more creative on the Soup, especially our dear Suzette! An original acrostic, a very challenging Suzette Prime, not mentioning your amazing shape poem "A David for David"...And all the interesting explanations you scrupulously provide, thus transcending the concrete form and being of the poem...I see you dancing on the words; it's a great pleasure... Have yourself and all your loved ones a very very happy new Yea! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM
    This is a nice twist to the Acoustic form. Well done. Happy New year. If you have a chance check out my new form, I call it Understepping.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 12/29/2012 2:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy New Year, Richard. I will have a look and give my honest opinion. :-)
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:57:00 PM
    Excellent write! Best wishes Suzette for a wonderful new year! Hugs

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 12/29/2012 2:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Cecilia. Wishing you a wonderful year as well :-)
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 2:48:00 AM
    Hi Suzette very good acrostic like the thought behind it, all the best Owen

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 12/28/2012 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-)