December 31, 2010

A 2010 send-off

Set the clocks and pop the corks.
Fill the living room with cheer.
Get the plates and plastic forks--
Tonight we kill another year.

A year of laughter, tears, and love,
A year of fortune and bad luck.
A year of "none of the above"--
A year of cliches run amok.

A year of ninety thousand words,
Of beer and rocks and scouts and games.
Of faith and soccer, boats and birds,
Of travel, trips, new cats, and names.

Twenty years of wedded bliss!
New business cards, new iPad too.
A birthday party for my sis,
And GIMAH and some bad haiku.

We bid farewell to twenty-ten
with champagne kisses and a song.
And now let's do it all again.
(Unless I've got my dates all wrong.)


jjdebenedictis said...

Happy New Year!

*honks party squeaker*

Sarah Laurenson said...

Here's to much fun and great writing in 2011. Happy New Year!

fairyhedgehog said...

Happy New Year to you and all your family!

Rallentanda said...

Hey you can do rhyming couplets, so how about donation for my collaborative poem (think something Japanese!)
Happy New Year

Rallentanda said...

You are invited to join POW on Wednesday. Hope you can make it.