Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Poetry: For The New Year

For The New Year

To those who gather family near,
Or are alone from year to year,
To those who give and who receive,
To those who may or not believe,
I send these words across the miles,
And right next door, where waits a child,
In hopes of better days ahead,
For peace, with no more tears to shed,
For love of earth and love of man,
For reaching out to all we can,
To stop wars here and in far lands,
To mute the guns and soothe the cries
Of innocents, make safe their lives.
Hope can rise when fear is gone,
Life is strong, free to go on.
When greed abounds, no good can grow,
Nor mercy thrive, nor justice flow.
New Year bells must righteous ring,
O’er everyone and everything,
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
And Happy New Year, is my wish for you

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Amazon.com. Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


5 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    Happy New Year to you, too, Annette

  2. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Many thanks Jim. Love u both❤️🥳🙏

  3. Paul Cleveland says:

    Wow!! That was good!! Tell me, who or what inspired this?

    • Annette Pisano Higley says:

      Thanks so much Paul! Actually the arrival of the New Year inspired these thoughts. Just my view on many things. Take care.

  4. Loneagle says:


    Time has gone by, drifting slowly
    I have lived through everything else but this
    Time has been abolished
    I remember a time when all I knew was that everyone loved me for who I was
    Time is now complete
    I have shared my heart with no one
    Time has stopped for those memories
    In some pictures, I see a happy me
    But in other pictures, I don’t see anything related to happiness
    Time has uttered to a stop for me
    Time has stopped for the past but continues to the future

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