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Come New Years Eve 2021

Come New Yeear’s Eve 2021 ———————————————————— A bagpiper parades on a street Where no one sees, but hearing the music as in the sunlit-shadowed tracks of fallen heroes, fighters, givers, who wore the colors of hard weeks; And, all media run in repeated reels of what (is thought) the reality we had — a dabbling, a tableau at last rumbling on into memories. I saw tonight’s Red-violet dusk hang last across The horizon, a hinted orange sash, Tying closed not just the sky’s Blue time, but a last falling dusk on this eve, like cleaning The chimney of all its ash; as we’ll Anticipate church bells will ring; And, all over, people shall share best wishes, singing the “auld” songs with toasts To things New — To the one mid-night of them all Coming — Holding Hope — While for only a few hours that seem Lost in their waiting… Then, Voices begin to cheer… Once again Chancing to tuck dreams Tightly into hearts,We’re glad to go beyond what is gone…. So very glad… This year a’hush in winter, passes, ————————————————————————————————— (c) sally young Eslinger 12/31/21 Happy New Year, dear PoetrySoup friends! xoxo Bewell

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Date: 1/14/2022 9:58:00 AM
Your lovely poem emotes both hope with the poignancy of the past. You have a unique way of expressing what is difficult for most to articulate Sally. This poem is wonderfully expressed. I hope your new year was a memorable one. Best wishes for the coming year. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 1/3/2022 8:35:00 PM
Sally, 'I saw tonight’s ~~ Red-violet dusk hang last across ~~ The horizon, a hinted orange sash' Let the bells ring for you, for yours, for the whole world. This winter, may well be long, though still see us through to a spring in warmth, renewed splendor in the sun. May the lord bless you and yours. -Richard
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