Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

A very happy New Year to you and yours, let s hope that it brings,
regal gifts, a plenty, usually only accorded to Queens and to Kings.
health, prosperity, contentment and happiness-but most of all love,
this priceless gift proffered at this festive time by our Lord above,
in the form of his son, so beloved, he humbly gave him to the world
and the inevitable story long foretold in the scriptures now unfurled,
wildly rich beyond all dreams and earthly aspiration, here the Messiah
was begotten without pomp and ceremony or heralding Heavenly choir
to a world busy with other meaningless enterprise, news of His birth
in modest surround, the magnitude of this event brings eternal mirth.
He came to prompt erring man to realise the true folly he has laid,
his wanton destruction, greed, avarice- the debt still remains unpaid,
so he could see through the mists and realise negative endeavour
is really a route to nowhere and subsequent malicious ties, to sever,
around the corner is Spring where the promise of lives anew reign ,
standing at the portal let us all reflect on things past and try to gain
a new outlook towards our fellow beings, whether human or beast
and on the positive things of life let us eat sparingly and truly feast.

Jennifer Kersey
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Submitted by paintedlady on May 01, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:06 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 1,345
Words 223
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 19

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