Should the “old old long ago” be hard to reconcile,

Should the days ahead hold fear,

We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet,

raise it high and sip it slow.


For all I left undone last year,

for gnawing piles that surround me still,

for paths new and yet unknown,

I’ll take a big cup of kindess yet

and bless it, bless it.


For my mother’s beauty and courage, my sisters’ rallying force,

for my kids’ whimsy and my husband’s wisdom and love, 

I’ll chug that cup o’kindness yet,

And refill it frequently.


For limber acronyms and the healing play of words,

For all that is silent and expressed,

For dreams that haunt and hallow us, and hopes that urge us forth,

I’ll offer cups o’kindness yet,

and drink to all that is.


~ by Stephanie on 12/31/2009.

2 Responses to “Auld.Lang.Syne”

  1. I LOVE this. Cheers!

  2. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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