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Is This the Year?


Is this the year I read a book

Is this the year I build a clock

Is this the year I say “Hi” to my neighbor

And learn who lives around my block?

Is this the year I plant a garden

Is this the year I adopt a dog

Is this the year I stop smoking

And get out of my druggy fog?

Is this the year I buy a house

Is this the year I bike, not drive

Is this the year I climb a mountain

Or into the ocean I finally dive?

Is this the year I give leftovers to the homeless

Is this the year I volunteer my time

Is this the year I say “Please” and “Thank You”

And stop watching every dime?

Is this the year I get divorced

Is this the year I say goodbye

Is this the year I fall in love

Or, if not, stop asking why?

Is this the year I lose a friend

Is this the year I gain a brother

Is this the year I have a child

And give a grandkid to my mother?

Is this the year I put down the phone

Is this the year I turn off the t.v.

Is this the year I actually listen to others

And focus not on ME but on WE?

Is this the year I create art

Is this the year I sing more than talk

Is this the year I write a novel

Or I dance more than I walk?

Is this the year I meet the President

Is this the year I meet the Pope

Is this the year I stop living in fear

And instead choose to live in hope?

Is this the year I stop worrying all the time

Is this the year I live in the now and here

Is this the year I embrace who I am

And stop saying “Maybe I’ll do it next year”?

#NewYearsEve #DeepThoughts #Poem

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