New Year

Gnarled, growling, gasping for your breath,

New Year grabs us and startles the earth,

no one is missed, none escape

the strength of a new beginning’s traipse

over the grotty, grim crimes of the states.


Bargaining, brainstorming the distant hope,

time harries the stricken, strains their rope

swinging over the murky waters of deprivation,

while governments meander through

taking what they want as their due.


Battling the beleaguered margins look for change,

Everyone desperate for more, in a time that will range

itself against wisdom, finding a weary God

crying in the wilderness for love to motivate

the powerful to listen to the spirit, open a gate,

greet the New Year listen, negotiate, soar to the heights-

aspiring to strengthen justice and human rights,

care for the disadvantaged and lighten the plights

of refugees, workers, and those who nurse nights,

narrowing the divide, bringing equity, undo the blights

and give us back



Happy New Year to you all.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

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margins are a great place sometimes because it is where change happens fastest but it is also a horrible place when we are stuck in them and grace is the moment when we can see that someone cares.

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