2nd place New Year Ode Contest
The time has come again, it seems,
To contemplate what the past year has wrought;
I recall the happenings like a dream,
Each broken promise and lesson self-taught.
The memories flow through my mind,
Each one acting as a stepping stone,
All as a path I must follow the next year;
Friends come and go, true ones hard to find,
Which often leaves me quite alone-
May they be bountiful in the coming year.
I hope for peace and love and joy
In winter months, and I hope for it soon;
I pray for happiness in every girl and boy
Under the rays of the sun and shine of the moon.
This coming year, I hope to see
Smiles in the spring, summer, and fall-
I pray for everything to simply be right;
As impossible as this might be,
This is my wish for one and all,
This my wish at the stroke of midnight.
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