'Goodbye Old Year' a poem for New Year's Day

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Goodbye JR Korpa on Unsplash Karen Campbell, a United Reformed Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) says goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 in a poem called ‘Goodbye Old Year’.


Goodbye Old Year

Goodbye, Old Year, farewell,
It’s time I must move on;
You brought me laughter, brought me tears,
But now your time is gone.

In truth, I had grown used
To your tricks, your twists and turns,
But the calling of tomorrow
Now hot within me burns.

The smiles you brought were sweet
And lit the path I trod;
I smile again, now, at their memory -
A gift of grace from God.

The tears I shed were bitter,
With such pains I’ll never tell,
But I must trust there came God’s healing
Through those teardrops as they fell.

For the good days and the bad days,
I sought to live each one
With The One, who’s left me never
Since my life at first begun.

And I don’t claim that I can understand
The where, or why, or how,
But God calls me to leave yesteryear
And live my life in now.

So goodbye, Old Year, farewell;
What’s to come, I may not know,
But I step into my future
For God calls, and I must go.


© Karen Campbell 2019


Picture: A long exposure couple by J R Korpa on Unsplash
Published: 30 December 2019

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