"A New Year"
As we pass through this portal,
From a year that may have been a mess.
I hope that the journey has given,
Your life more meaning not less.
I hope that the passing,
Or enduring of this past year.
Has left you with far more joy,
And far fewer tears.
But should you feel the reverse,
Striking your heart so cold and true.
Then I now hope that the coming year,
Holds far more joy than tears for you.