Last night at midnight a New Year dawned,
But what did I do? I stretched and yawned.
For I was asleep, warmly snug in my bed
While visions of calendars danced in my head.
It was not a good year, two thousand and twelve,
And I’m glad to leave it behind on the shelf
With all of its storms and horror and grief
That threatened to shake my firmest beliefs.
I awoke to the news—not done in a jiff—
That our Senate averted the dread fiscal cliff.
All that remains is to rally the House.
Will they do the right thing? Or grumble and grouse?
I’m so weary of fussing and fighting, my friends.
Can’t we all get along? Can’t we all make amends?
Let this be the year we do the right thing
For our future, our children, and all living things.
Helene Bludman said:
Our GenFab poet laureate does it again. Love it!
That’s kind of you…thank you. I hope 2013 will be a better year for all of us!
Bravo! Do the right thing like Marci!
Janie Emaus said:
Great poem! Happy New Year.
Nancy Hill said:
A lovely and lyric call to action that captures the hopes and dreams of women everywhere! Happy New Year Marci!
Susan Schwartz said:
Well done, Marci. I’m with you 1000000% Let the governing begin and the acrimony end — reach across the aisle and start digging in. Cheers to a new start, a new year, a new chart. Be gone all the crap that keeps us apart. Best wishes to you and your family!
Claire D said:
Well said – wonderful poem. Happy New Year!
Ellen Dolgen said:
Great poem. Happy holidays!
Thank you! Happy New Year to you!