a new year is here

I long for the days that were before

Though I know that they can be no more

standing on the cusp of a lifetime of new tomorrows

bled through and steeped with the blue of soul wrenching sorrow

I look to the future weary and heartsore

shivering from the cold of winter’s dark floor

I cannot yet rejoice in the coming of the new year

as those that preceded it were bathed in salted tears

these winter holidays with their festivals of light and cheer

remind us that the all-encompassing darkness will not always be here

with the passing of time and the turnings of the days

there will be incrementally larger slivers of the suns rays

I don’t need to rejoice with a leap and a bang

just light a small candle to light the way again

we know the wheel turns and turns

and the long cold winter nights will give way to summers burns

the light will return and the dark will recede

bringing the respite and clarity we need

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. T. D. Davis
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 12:06:24

    This is so rich. I feel exactly where you are, and I’m sorry for your loss. I’m in year six and getting better.

    Reply

  2. CatNISS
    Dec 31, 2013 @ 17:07:20

    Amen.

    Reply

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