I wrote this in 2012. A wish that you find all you seek in 2018.
Another year slipped by
Visit the mind’s eye
All the times we’ve had
And some quite sad.
A midnight kiss and 31 cold days
This year began in much the same way.
Flowers, chocolates, a night at home?
Valentine’s passed, some together, some alone
Green beer, March is here, and a Patty’s Day Jig
Bats crack, baseball’s back—home team hopes are big.
and May, be, we did.
Mother’s Day “I love you” from your favorite kid
Births and deaths and a class reunion
Dried flowers, bright smiles, and a wedding—it’s June again
Camping trips, family picnics, and anchor-outs on the boat
Firework glow, a suitcase in tow, postcards sent with short notes
A Labor Day blast, and summer had passed
Gone fast, we wanted more
Green leaves turned brown, then to ground
Spice and pumpkin escape the oven door
The days grew short, AC yachts to port
Blue Angels screaming proud.
Unforgotten, our troops
A Fleet Week salute
October, take a bow.
Then just as fast as last year
November rain had come.
We chased our tails, we chased down sales
And the clouds chased down the sun
Now with most our holiday wishes
And obligations met
It’s time to look back on our year
Inhale, exhale, reflect.
We’re always busy, so busy.
“I can’t talk right now”
“Can I call you later on?”
“I wish I had more time”
Seems that moment’s always gone.
Standing in the threshold of this year to come
Let’s make a promise to each other—one not to come undone.
Make the time , and take the time to spend with those who are close
Have a snowball fight, a date night, take a road trip down the coast.
As years from now when flickering through life’s novel, start to end
The chapters we’ll have book marked, will be the ones we spent with friends.
Robert La Eace