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New Year

A Found Poem by Beverly Stock

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If I resolve, with the new year,

A better girl to be,

Twill do no good at all, I fear,

But instead, harm to me,


Unless I try, with every day,

No angry word to speak;

Unless, each morn, with might I pray

To keep me mild and meek.


Then let me try with all my might,

And may angels help me too,

Always to choose the way that's right,

Whatever act I do.



I slightly altered this favorite of mine written by H. P. Nichols in the public domain.


 

Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp Online, in the UK. Visit BeverlyStockPoetry.com and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

New Year

© 2021 Beverly Stock


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