Friday, December 30, 2011

Where Do you Go and How?

Where and how do you go, old year?
Running and leaping and flying, my dear
Thrumming and sleeping and crying, it’s clear
You have one destination in mind
Dashing and dancing, a skip and a whirl
Grinning and glancing, a trip and a twirl
Crooning and moaning, a swish and a swirl
With only your thought left behind

Where do you go and how, dear sir
Spring, summer, fall and back to winter
Don’t close your eyes for time is a blur
And slips through your fingers with ease
Where do you go and how, old year
Fleeter your foot with age I fear
I'll cherish loved ones and hold them near
For Time offers no guarantees

Where do you go so swiftly now
Over the snow with the winds that blow
Never a curtsy, a wave or a bow
Silently into the night
You take your laughter, the longing and tear
Leaving our dream for the impending year
Parting is such sweet sorrow, my dear
Softly you slip out of sight



  1. I think the old year with its many smiles & sorrows live in our memories :)
    New Year wishes to you & your family, Janet :D

    P.S. Ahh!!! I missed a lot over here in last whole week

  2. Yes, it does. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year.


  3. Ah yes, you are right, Janet; the new year does just slip out of sight (with nary a word of farewell).

  4. Mary, i hope you may ring it in with lots of happiness...


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