A time to reflect and consider
To remember, laugh and cry
To look back with kind regard and thought
On the year that’s just gone by.
The good times and the triumphs
The times we’d best forget
The happiness we shared and cherished
As well as sadness and regrets.
A time to forgive and be forgiven
A time to embrace the new
To put down the angst and turn to hope
With aspirations to imbue
A time to turn a corner
To draw a line down in the sand
To finally see and face our dreams
And take them by the hand
A time to look ahead again
A chance to take up the cup
Of opportunity and promise
As a New Year opens up.