An Ending/A Beginning

Looking back through
a year coming to end,
we take stock and look,
try to comprehend.

Watching from afar,
a war waged,
lives wasted,
we feel enraged.

Inflation burning,
food instability,
families’ uncertainty, 
threatens sustainability.

When now we end,
we now begin,
take what we learned
to come out of our spin.

We speak of love,
faith and hope,
at times hard to accept,
but within our scope.

We look and see the love
shared in family, friend,
community, the dove
of peace that does not end.

I do believe
we are that good,
we have the ability
to be understood.

We look deep within,
to enlarge our heart,
then rise to accept
and do our part.

We ring in the new,
learn from the pain,
in opening our arms,
find the freedom we gain.


Happy New Year to all, 2023!

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

Rumi

“Years end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.”

Hal Borland

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”

Rainer Maria Rilke
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Author: Mindful Contemplations

A weekly blog, in prose, poetry, or memoir, finding the sacred within the ordinary day to day experience. I offer inspiration and contemplation on the soul journey of the human spirit, diving deep and surfacing with hope.

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