Deidre Dixon

Freshman - 696 Points (6-18-1961 / Gary, Indiana)

Another New Year - Poem by Deidre Dixon

Each new year brings so many things with it
The past year’s goals, triumphs and downfalls we must admit
The new year also brings so much to look forward to
A refocus of our goals and mental notes of things we must do
We start the year off having the very best of intentions
To do better than we did the year before and to rectify our convictions
We make new goals like cleaning our house, saving more money or losing weight
Some of us even go as far as taking out a calendar and setting up dates
We make statements that we are going to do less, get more rest and take a vacation
Before we know it we find ourselves filling up our time with all types of obligations
“I’ve got to make this party, and I can’t miss this wedding, ” we say to ourselves
After a while we’re so busy it’s like we’re stacking up commitments on imaginary shelves
Oh, we’re able to manage and get some things we wanted to complete done
But for the most part, every time we turn around it seems we have to run
Off to work, off to church, off to the grocery store, off to the laundry
We finally make it home each day with our bodies feeling like we’re in a quandary
There never seems to be enough time to do all we need to do in a day’s time
So we run around like ‘chickens with their heads cut off’ like if we don’t finish is a crime
Let’s try to make this new year one that is much different than all the rest
Try adding the word “No” to your vocabulary and make acceptance of invitations much less
Let’s try making more appointments at home for “me” time
And making more room on our calendars for some quality free time
It’s okay to set some goals and to make a few other events a priority
But you won’t even be able to make any of those if you are tired and unhealthy
How about taking some time to get a massage or to go for a long walk
And we certainly should be setting time aside so with the Lord we can talk
After all, He’s the one who gave us the grace to make it to a new year
Spending some time with Him will increase our wisdom and help our focus to be clear
As you are starting out another new year with many new things in mind
Don’t forget to enjoy the life you’ve been given here on earth while you still have time


Comments about Another New Year by Deidre Dixon

  • (1/23/2006 2:47:00 PM)


    Great work! I liked this poem.Good flow and deep feelings inside.I got nice imageries as 'And we certainly should be setting time aside so with the Lord we can talk
    After all, He’s the one who gave us the grace to make it to a new year
    Spending some time with Him will increase our wisdom and help our focus to be clear
    ' in this poem.It was a pleasure for me to read your poem.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 10, 2006



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