A Happy New Year

Written by: Joyce Johnson

New Year’s Day dawns bright and clear.
Expectant of an unused year,
We vow to break old habits.

Young or old, we all agree
Everything shall better be.
And as the new year begins,
Ruefully we count our sins,
Seeming to multiply like rabbits.

Down with the old, up with the new.
As Twenty-Thirteen on the old Earth spins,
Year's best I wish for all of you!

December 27, 2012