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New Year thoughts

Posted on: 01/01/2012

It’s New Year’s day. Hooray! Hooray!

Is that what I want to say?
I’m not convinced that what I write
Is worthy of this festive night.
You see, in twenty-twelve so far
Our plans and expectations are
Challenging to say the least.

The house is proving quite a beast..
Our surveyor was quick to mutter
We MUST do something about the gutter.
Not to mention half the roofs..
They’re barely fit for reindeer hooves.
They were done in ‘seventy-three
And not touched since, it’s plain to see.

Then the electrician frowned,
‘We fixed the wiring near the ground
But really need to do what’s higher
Or your lights will cause a fire.
Your garage we must disconnect
Right now, or else you can expect
A friendly fireman or five
With sirens wailing in your drive.’

There’s other stuff that must be done
To help us make our home more fun.
But really there is so much more
That twenty-twelve must hold in store.

We still have all three kids at home
In spite of hours on the phone
Trying to get them in a school.
It seems that even moving will
Not get a place that we can walk to.
So we’re appealing because they ought to.

This is casting quite a blight
On coursework that I need to write.
If I don’t get it done quite fast
The final deadline will have passed.
With two young ones to educate
(While for our appeal we all wait)
I really can’t find time to think
Without which any work will stink.

There’s good news too, though, don’t despair:
Loved one and I can’t wait to share
A decade’s marriage to one another
(I couldn’t have a lovelier lover)
And so we plan to go away
And have a super holiday.

Well, twenty-twelve purports to be
A challenging kind of year for me.
But since it will also hold
A love that’s over ten years old
I do believe we’ll be okay…

At least as far as New Year’s Day!

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6 Responses to "New Year thoughts"

You are extremely talented with verse!
Do hope you can work through all of the house problems easily.
Congratulations on 10 years of marriage, wishing for 40 more (at least)
love, Sharon

Thank you Sharon! Have a super 2012 yourself πŸ™‚

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Tilly! Keep me laughing through 2012, won’t you? πŸ™‚

Wonderful! It must get better! xx A Happy New Year to you all! xxxxx

Thank you Sheila! Happy New Year to you too! x

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