Clear away the giftwrap,
Remove baubles from the tree,
Time to close another year,
Reflecting back, a summary.
Its easy to remember,
The bad times which passed by,
But don’t forget the good times,
For 2019, standards are high.
The weather, it was varied,
In March, we were snowed in,
For just a few short days and then,
In May, a heatwave did begin.
Increasingly warm weather,
The heat which we were blessed,
Some found it very hard to bear,
Was novel not to need a vest!
The summer months were endless,
The time was slow to pass,
We spent much time meandering,
On the beach and in the grass.
Kites were held aloft, up high,
The breezes light and few,
Time for me to ponder then,
To write, I began anew.
With still much time for dancing,
The air-con a mighty draw,
To cool our bodies as we moved,
Around and over the dance floor.
Family bringing changes to,
Our lives both far and near,
New homes acquired, a baby too,
New jobs, loved ones, a busy year.
Life is filled with tragedy,
Events we can’t control,
So keeping close those dear to us,
Is our friend and family role.
Never letting loved ones,
Through our fingers slip,
For hold tight onto those who care,
Will never lose our faithful grip.
The year of 2018, done,
Its time to start anew,
And as the clock strikes midnight here,
I wish a Happy New Year to you.