the one we left, the one we’re in, the one after tomorrow
vanished held in memory, hearts still beat, lives forge on
the year quietly disappears ~ a new year emerges amid the
flash of midnight
perhaps, resolutions? Kept for a special day when in honesty
should be at any time, we grow older, they say wiser, are we?
ready for new challenges to face, new paths to explore
along this highway
life alters, awaiting the changes that nature may bestow
~ the unknowing, the underlying, what will come to us
shall we cry in grief, be tormented, understand
this is life
that we held, flutter in the breeze, a dove not wanting to be held
learning who are true and who are not, new ~ giving strength
we cling, can we truly forget the pain of others lost
we are human
met along the way, virtual, not knowing of their lives, the inner
sanctum of themselves, words, lines, offerings and I wonder
as they may who we really are, what makes them tick
curious and curiouser
what brings them joy and makes them who they are
perhaps too deep but my thoughts, my thoughts alone
shall the new year bring more insight into who you
are ~ your lives
that ticks, more quickly as the years pass by
once young with thoughts of many years ahead
now the time is cut by half or more and so we dread
the path ahead
a wine, a distant thought, those we have lost
those left behind and we still remain ~ the time unknown
grasping for those we loved not by our side
tears we weep
take in the new year joy, the changes it will bring
hide the fears of what may come, for they may live
~I may live and tell myself be strong what ever
comes my way
to those I’ve met this year for love, support and more
encouragement and bonding in this virtual world
I never would have guessed – no I never would
so I thank you
©jmtacken December 2013
Roses are Red
Wine is too
Poetry is damn hard
and the moment you have all been waiting for…or not
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Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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In saying the above, yes the New Year brings many thoughts, visions of perhaps events I do not want to know, but I want to say thank you to all my readers who have read my ramblings over the last year. Also thank you for your kindness and words in my new ‘career’ – all of you have been with me along this journey. My life that I share about me, my ‘penguins’ my happiness my woes…and well I’m just grateful.
If you weren’t here ~ I simply would have given this away long ago.
It is NEW YEAR’S EVE here in Australia ~ and I wish each and everyone of you a healthy, happy, love filled, peaceful and beautiful 2014 and I hope that we get to know each other even more in the coming new year.
🙂 and xxx from the Mums
Lovely Jenny, beautifully expressed, Happy New Year to you.
A little melancholy in parts…but that’s what happens to me at this time of year – thank you my friend ~ Thank you (hugs) and a Happy New Year to you too.
Thanks, (hugs back)
lovely jen, and the happiest of many new years to come, jen. may things be resolved in ways and times when you least expect them. thanks for your presence in my life, i have been made all the richer for it.
Beth such a beautiful comment, thank you, all I wish for is to have another year with my penguins, thank you for your kindness and wishing 2014 is everything you wish it to be xxx
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My oh my! 10 Sydney opera house performances?! Thats one hell of a success, girl! Im proud of you…
And you know, spot on! Poetry is hard, but easier with red wine 😉
Have a lovely night tonight and i hope your 2014 is as brilliant as you expect it to be! Xx
Possibly lol – thanks babe. Yes or scotch or gin or vodka 🙂 just lying on the couch watching DVDs 2 hours …hmm pass the wine 🙂 x
How drunk was your new years eve? 😀 xx
I was sober…how annoying is that! All good at least no hang over to contend with the next day 🙂 xx
That is a beautiful way of expressing the feelings about the year going by and the one coming to stay, at least for a while. I wish you a very happy new year.
Have a good time.
Thank you so much anmol. I wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy and safe new year too.
Happy New Year and I hope 2014 is a very peaceful one for you.
Thank you so much, wishing you and yours the same. x
Happy New Year, Jen. Another year of reading between the lines with perhaps an email or two to fill in the blanks. I’m so thankful for your friendship and encouragement on this journey. You are a beautiful writer and an even lovelier woman.
You know me well Beck, I blush at your comment, we shall both be here for one another on the next journey, wishing you and your family a beautiful new year xx
Happy New Year Jenny. Best>KB
Thank you KB
Love you Mumsy, and wishing you and your loved ones all the best life has to offer in 2014!
Loved your post! Hugs from Perth, Paula xxxx
Thanks blossom – and the very same wished to you. 12:27am Happy 2014 ~ 🙂 xx
WooHoo! I still have 2 hours. Lol xxxxx
haha…i rather like the haiku at the end….damn hard…lol…i think we make it harder in how we define poetry….
nice capture of the journey in your words….to me it is the people we meet along the way that make the difference and make life interesting…i am glad you are one of the true ones, you know….smiles.
happy new year!
I think you have hit the nail on the head Bri ~ with trying to define, instead of just enjoying for hat it is ~ smiles
Thank you, the people are certainly what makes our journey worthwhile ~ thank you I also believe you to be one of the ‘true ones’ and I am glad that you are ~ smiles back and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This is better than Auld Lang Syne. Happy New Year, Jen. 😉
Hmm does that mean I get royalties? – Thank you Tess, glad I met you, Happy New Year to you and your family and looking forward to getting to know you more this year xx
Two thumbs up. It’s all I have. Only two. 😛
Not in good company. 🙂 Anyway, would have to take my socks off and I would freeze my tootsies. 🙂
🙂 & here I am in sandals 🙂 x
and thank you too , God bless and keep you and yours , here is to the future to us all 2014!
Thank you Willow ~ and to you lovely. 🙂 xx
Great poem and thank you! Happy 2014! 🙂
Ta Lyn – oh you are welcome 😉 Happy Happy 2014 to you and yours too 🙂 xx
The like button won’ tload for me on any blogs this morning – hopefully not a sign of the new year! Anyway ,please take this as a like for this and your lovely poem Entwined and have a fabulous new year!! 🙂 🙂
🙂 Thanks Helen sometimes the gremlin bashes the party ! Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year too! 🙂
Definitely melancholy as the year ends, I can’t help it either. 😉 Then the night is over and the new year begins with new hopes. Lovely reflections, Jen on all that passes through our minds at this time. 2014 holds promise to be embraced. Hope you reach out and hug it all. 🙂 x
I shall try lovely ~ I shall try. Thank you Scottie (hugssss and kisses)
Happy New Year’s to you!
I sent you an email you ninny 🙂 and to you – maybe we can keep saying it every day? 😉
Uh huh, I sent one to you too! I’m testing out the theory that if I keep saying it the year will go slower 😉
yeah good luck with that 😉 yup got yours x
Not going to work, eh? 😉
erm nope…don’t think so, it’ll be 2015 before you blink 😦
That doesn’t even sound like a real year lol Ok, no blinking! xo
Good girl …remember I’m watching 😉 xx