On the Second Day of the New Year

2 Jan

A new door opens in 2008

New Year
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

MORTAL:
“The night is cold, the hour is late, the world is bleak and drear;
Who is it knocking at my door?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“I am Good Cheer.”

MORTAL:
“Your voice is strange; I know you not; in shadows dark I grope.
What seek you here?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Friend, let me in; my name is Hope.”

MORTAL:
“And mine is Failure; you but mock the life you seek to bless. Pass on.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Nay, open wide the door; I am Success.”

MORTAL:
“But I am ill and spent with pain; too late has come your wealth. I cannot use it.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Listen, friend; I am Good Health.”

MORTAL:
“Now, wide I fling my door. Come in, and your fair statements prove.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“But you must open, too, your heart, for I am Love.”

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One Response to “On the Second Day of the New Year”

  1. megamomph January 5, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    Very nice, KittyMama.
    Hope the dust has settled from the frantic holidays. 🙂
    I saw Cora de U this Christmas and she mentioned that you and A met up with her pala. We’re next ha!

    Love to! I’m almost always housebound so tell me when it’s convenient for you. Maybe we can start with coffee one afternoon (just the two of us so we can get all the juicy stuff out of the way before the husbands come in, hehe), then work up a dinner date with the men. Am not picky when it comes to food, so you can just choose the place too. (Food is good. Food is my friend. Haha!)

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