"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Lift My Glass to New Beginnings


I stand at the end
of another year.
Beauty and grief
wrote their passages
across the three hundred
and sixty five days
now singing their swan song.

Let the new year begin
with its white pages
of expectation.
I shall unwrap its calendar
and write my resolutions
with a black pen.
Doubt shall not drop
its dark curtain upon
the dreams that
wait to become reality.

I lift my glass to new beginnings
pristine in their hope.
Tomorrow will not be judged
by the numbered yesterdays
falling around my feet.
My spirit reborn with determination
to turn my hesitancy  into
confidence that this new year
will be  MY  year of success.

©Susie Clevenger 2011

Poets United: The Poetry Pantry #81
Real Toads Prompt: "Ring out the old, ring in the new"
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

34 comments :

Ed Pilolla said...

and so it is. cheers!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it, Susie - especially "Tomorrow will not be judged by the numbered yesterdays"........I am so looking forward to all the good poetry we will read and write this coming year. Yay!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Ed...Cheers!!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Sherry. I too am looking forward to what inspiration will have me write and reading the wonderful poetry of the special friends I have found through my blog.

Ben Ditty said...

Feeling very inspired for the new year now :) Thank you, Susie!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you and you are welcome Ben. :)

Evalinn said...

That´s wonderful, and inspiring! :-)

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Evalinn

Cole said...

Onward and forward - very nice! Happy New Year to You!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Cole...Happy New Year!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the idea of writing resolutions in black ink - that's a personal promise to self and should not be easily erased.

Mary said...

Raising my glass to toast new beginnings, Susie. I can HEAR the bells!

Grace said...

"Tomorrow will not be judgedby the numbered yesterdaysfalling around my feet."

Love this line ~

Cheers and all the best for the new year ~

Ostensible Truth said...

a great write here - and response! "Beauty and grief
wrote their passages
across the three hundred
and sixty five days
now singing their swan song." - such a great way to view it - and the line about the blank page - indeed tabula rasa for the new year! well that's the aim anyways ha - nice writing here!

Margaret said...

Swan songs indeed!

Laurie Kolp said...

This is beautiful, Susie. I hope all the best for you in 2012.

cosmos cami said...

This is really beautiful.
I really love the first line alone. I stand at the end...
Each stanza is beautiful, dreaminess and truth.

Andy said...

Hello Susie.
Loved this inspiring post.
Nice image too.
Thanks for sharing.

Wishing you all the very best for the New Year!

Tears Of Love

Daydreamertoo said...

I hope the new year brings you everything you wish for, including, peace, love, health and happiness.
This is a lovely write.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kerry..that is what I am going to do this year..I have things I have wanted to do for the past two years. This is my year to do them!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Mary...Happy New Year!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Grace...Happy New year!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Ostensible...May your new year be a blessed one..

Susie Clevenger said...

Margaret, Happy New year!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Laurie..Happy New Year!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks so much Cosmos

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Andy! Happy New Year!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Daydreamertoo...may your new year be filled with blessings!!

zongrik said...

success to you too

Kay L. Davies said...

I hope 2012 fulfills your dreams, Susie, and allows you to fulfill your plans.
A super post for new beginnings! Well done.
K

Doctor FTSE said...

I so like the "white pages of expectation" Happy New Year, Susie.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Doctor...Happy New Year to you too!!

Ella said...

So well done~ I love the imagery you used and the inspired mood!
Happy New Year!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Ella!! Happy New Year to you also!

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