New Year's Day


Goodbye, old year,

You are the now outgrown child's overalls, placed in a charity bag to be passed on, making room for new things.

You are now the bottles previously purchased for consumption before the annual firework displays

You represent the old schools students will no longer be attending as they grow and progress down their destined paths.

You are the diseases that we have endured, while you successfully claimed some for the Reaper.

You are the old, worn-down shoes we sadly have to let go, like losing an infected limb or a toy we loved as a child.

You are the old year, now stored in the archives of time.


Welcome, new year,

You are the new pair of shoes we have yet to walk in.


Happy New Year. <3

  • Author: Niall (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 31st, 2017 21:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wanted to post a cover of the Taylor Swift song of the same name but because I'm very picky none of them were good enough (I felt anyway), but Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great and successful 2017, now onto new things and hopefully a better year :)
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  • orchidee

    Good write Niall. Yet sometimes I wonder if we do the same every 12 months. Will we be saying good riddance to this year, when it ends?!

  • FredPeyer

    Niall, I sincerely hope your 'new shoes' fit real well! All the BEST for 2018!

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