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Auld Lang Syne


Should I wax nostalgic
as the old year passes?
Already you are part
of what was then.

Although I know it
in heart and mind,
your brilliance fades.
I sing your praises
and read again your words,
but the fever that they stoked
has cooled.

Unless there is some secret
you have found
(unknown to those who went before)
the fire cannot be relit.

And so I nestle here
in the old year's last embrace,
giving a thoughtful moment
to that sliver of our past.

Give me now your blessing
and bestow your gifts on me,
for as these sands do sift away,
I would close my eyes,
make a fervent wish
and let you go.

This was written for Three Word Wednesday and Sunday Scribblings 2.

6 comments:

kaykuala said...

I would close my eyes,
make a fervent wish
and let you go.

How parting can be most difficult! But it had been a good year and looking forward to same or better in the ensuing year! Merry Christmas and happy hols to you Ann!

Hank

December 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM
Jae Rose said...

What a beautiful poem...makes me think of a churning burning down...how first it is bright and then fades...but it is still there (I hope) ...maybe it changes with us...

December 25, 2014 at 5:26 AM
Anita said...

Beautifully expressed.
I love the positive confidence- let someone free if you love them...
letting go is tough... but that's love!

Merry XMas!

December 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Sandra said...

good decision ...well said!

December 25, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Alice Audrey said...

It's better than trying to hold on.

December 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM
cifar shayar said...

nice job with these words

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December 30, 2014 at 2:39 AM