A New Year

Written for:  Writers' Pantry #51 - Year's End
(Posted by Rosemary)

"Hands up who’s glad to see the end of 2020! Hmmm, yes, that seems to be unanimous – at least in terms of large-scale things such as firestorms, pandemics, economic downturns, and volatile political events.  Whew!"

"For this final post of the year, feel free to link any piece of writing you care to, old or new, poetry or prose, just one each, and please keep prose to an upper limit of 369 words. The prompt will stay open for a week."

Oh the joy
of a new year
waiting `round
the bend.  We
smile, cast aside
the horror that
was 2020.  We dare
to hope.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to A New Year

  1. Jael Stevens says:

    BRAVO! Indeed, we HOPE!

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  2. Helen Dehner says:

    We must have hope, the alternative is unthinkable. I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Pfizer and the creation/manufacture of the vaccine, it helped tremendously to replenish my waning store of hope.

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  3. Lisa says:

    Yes, hope. Some great things did happen in 2020 though, let’s not forget, which I doubt we ever will!

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  4. Rall says:

    Merry Christmas Sarah ….see you in the new year !

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  5. We do … though it seems daring indeed.

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  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Daring to hope is a good posture to take. After all, what do you have to lose? Merry Christmas!

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  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Yes, we dare. The alternative is to be hopeless. We need to consider some of the good things that have come of this dreadful time — technology that has allowed us to keep in contact with others in new and exciting ways, a new appreciation of the important things in life, families growing closer and in some instances getting reacquainted.


  8. thotpurge says:

    We dare. We have to. 2021 better be better! Happy holidays, Sara.

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  9. dsnake1 says:

    * hands up * ✋
    we dare to hope. 2021 has to be better.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. 🙂

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  10. oldegg says:

    Please let us be more sensible than we have been in so many countries. The virus is to avoid not fought or ignored.

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  11. Where would we be without hope? Good riddance to 2020 (the last 4 to be honest).
    Happy Holidays.

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