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GOODBYE 

TO THE OLD YEAR

By Josie Whitehead

Goodbye to the Old Year

The old year makes his exit now

     As the curtain gently falls.

Goodbye to sadness and to joy

     And to worries large and small.

 

He walked this earthly path with us

     Through seasons of the year.

He shared our days of happiness

     And those that caused us fear.

 

We welcomed him with pealing bells.

     He shared our lives with pride.

He saw arrivals in our world

     And stood by those who died.

 

He beheld our world in springtime

     And shared our summer days.

Then autumn came with golds and reds

     That turned our world ablaze.

 

December came with wintry winds

     And Christmas lights and cheer,

But this year knows it soon must leave

     And let in the new year.

 

His time on earth seemed very short

     And now he must depart

For the year has gone full circle round

     And a new year soon will start.

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