By: JP Leddy


Intoxicating,  the promise calls our spirits forth

to shed the mistakes and regrets  of the past.

Clean the slate and make it white

With champagne toasts and goodwill cheers.

A year ends and a new one ticks in.

We relish the “Happy” as we bring in the “New.”

Our hopes to change, to better, to improve are bright.

The countdown of time lifts hearts from despair.

That the future is new and the road is lined with  joy

As old father time departs and baby time is born.

How we live for the new , how it anchors our soul.

How  it is simply a rediscovery of  our human spirit

where time does not matter but the resolve does.

New is not new at all, but it simply is.

We just need to be reminded that it is there.


Submitted to Thursday Poets Rally Week 36

I nominate the following for the Perfect Poet Award:





Jamie Dedes





58 thoughts on “New

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  3. “time does not matter but resolve does” – Your good character is showing.

    Well done! Ring in the new year right.

    Thank you for your kind nomination and congrats on your award.

    Best wishes for blessings in the new year and I know your resolve will hold. 🙂

  4. I just had this discussion with a friend about New Year’s and how everyone sees it as a fresh start when really we can fresh start whenever we wish… right?
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. ‘The countdown of time lifts hearts from despair.

    That the future is new and the road is lined with joy’… knowing the new is about… gives many people hope.. and i can’t help but rem the IDP’s in my country probably look forward to this new year, as the year the government will do something to relocate them..
    Thanks for sharing and evoking in my emotions. Powerful poem.
    Bless you.

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  7. It has been a while, hope that you have a promising and fulfilling 2011 ahead.
    We have enjoyed your support in 2010, a great big thanks here, cheers!

    We will have our 17th potluck beginning this Sunday, Hope to see you in.

    our theme this week is: “the road ahead”, but you are welcome to share old poems or poems unrelated to our theme..

    The more you share, the happier we are…
    You have been a gem to our community, keep shining with your fabulous talent and have fun!

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