New Year's Poem

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Happy New Year!

© more by Angela Jelf

Published: July 23, 2022

Ring out the old, and ring in the new,
Another year passes, but one thing is true,
A thousand small blessings have slipped through my hands,
Moments uncountable, vast as the sands.
Ordinary days that have come,
And then gone,
A sunrise, a sunset,
A whisper,
A song.

Times spent with family,
Long summer days,
Here for a moment,
Then gone in a haze.
I wish I could hold all these moments forever,
Time marches onward,
But love ceases never.

So I'm thankful, so thankful,
For all that has been,
For the highs and the lows,
And the bits in between,
This journey of life
With its ups and its downs,
The trials and the triumphs,
The joys and the frowns,
This life I've been given,
I long to embrace,
To cherish each moment,
Each dear, precious face,
Yet to live in surrender,
Not grasping too tight,
To live for eternity
To walk in the light,
Knowing this life is a gift from above,
That it all comes from you,
Oh great Father of love.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Angela Jelf writes uplifting stories and poems for kids of all ages! She also enjoys writing about her travels, her faith, and the wonderful world we live in! She lives in London with her husband, four growing children, two Tabby Cats and one loopy Labrador! When she's not writing, chances are you'll find her pottering in the garden, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or buried beneath a pile of laundry!

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