Peter Rosegger

(31 July 1843 – 26 June 1918 / Styria)

Poem for the New Year - Poem by Peter Rosegger

A bit more of peace and a bit less debate,
a bit more of kindness and a bit less of hate,
a bit more of love and forget jealousy,
and more of the truth - now that sets us free!

Not so much of strife but of peace to pursue,
not so much of I but a bit more of You,
not fear nor despondence but more enterprise
and strength to take action - now that would be wise!

No sadness and darkness but light let us show,
no burning desire but a joyful let-go,
with many more flowers to brighten the fate,
and not just on graveyards - for then it's too late!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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