Things older and newer have now merged,
Past tenses suddenly altered future positions.
Almost confined to the realms of life’s history,
The annals of memory have just assumed more.
Diaries reveal achievements with great warmth,
Sunnier climes appear in most wondrous images.
Family gatherings recalled with such happiness,
Celebration times march us alongside each other.
The necessary casting out of darker surplus weights,
Hangers-on filed by the appropriate peace of mind.
Old ways called to account and resolutions considered,
New opportunities seek to be unfurled in the year ahead.
Winter days buoyed by fresh intentions yet to be fulfilled,
Times lived between old experiences and new expectations.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 06/01/2014