Have you labored through 2018,
And found it went all too vapid and fast?
Have you made a resolution or two,
And found them waft all away like dust?
Have you ran past myriad hurdles,
And found your chinked armor thickening?
Have you slayed many demons,
And found your success ever more blazing?
Have you slowed down now and then,
And found yourself and many whom you love?
Have you stood firm and dug your heels,
And found friends and even foes lifted you above?
Have you wondered of the year ahead,
And found countless doubts and questions?
Have you wondered what you hope for,
And found blessings like gold that glistens?
So it is our wishes for you my friend,
That past battles be stripes on your shoulder,
And on all the roads and valleys you travel,
Be the wisdom and peace your life find anchor.
A blessed New Year ahead!