Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year long poem

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As we take a break before new year and congratulate ourselves for surviving Christmas and all the cheer.
We’ve wrapped all our presents, exchanged them with loved ones, sampled tons of food, drunk lots of wine and beer.

Onto New Years Eve at full speed, dressing up, partying all night, prosecco bottles popped, party games played, tables laid with tons of leftover food mince pies, crackers and cheese, roast potatoes with sunflower seeds.

Raising our glasses in a private moment to loved ones lost, trying not to cry, at least not for too long.

New Years Day we will stand on the scales take a deep breath and slowly exhale.

The numbers have climbed higher than we’d like, I’m trying to remember when I last rode my bike.

My New Years resolution list begins, nothing simple I will challenge myself with pride.

I’m going to lose a bucket of weight, maybe relearn how to skate, I’ll join the gym and go every night, give up the drink and anything fun including cakes, biscuits and the odd bun.

I’ll walk every day no matter how late, cook everything from scratch on our plate, learn a new language or maybe two, take the grandchildren to the zoo.

I’m going to swim the English Channel, roller skate with the grandkids, get a tattoo of fake eyelids.

I’m going to eat salad every day, give thanks for every day, write in my journal, learn to pray, meditate and salutate to the sun, go for a 10mile run.

If I get unscathed to the end of another year, I’m going to raise a glass of that local beer and drink in full the Christmas cheer.

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone

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I am 56 years old, new to poetry, I've had a tough twelve months and poetry has become my outlet. I recently wrote a children's book (in verse) and had it published, so I am a new author. I am experimenting and learning about poetry, I like reading lots of diverse poems and exist on several platforms. I have my own FB poetry page.
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