Now that with expectancy we bid welcome to 2014
And resolve with determination to seek and embrace
Our portion of the bountiful promise amid this new year,
Let us not in hasty abandon cast into oblivion the passage of 2013.
For it, likewise came upon us as a new beginning of possibilities and hope.
And though, its moments have forever dissipated into the tunnel of existence.
Yet, within that past, that seems to fade deeply into the recesses of time
Truly elusive, lies unchanging the peaks and valleys of life’s previous course
Traversed within then concrete space, transforming into earned experience
To anchor our future paths with enriched knowledge and cultivated wisdom.
Thus as the new commences, forget ye not the instructive lessons of old
Rather, in its totality, let that year’s long journey, like others past, always
Guide future contemplation and choice towards the bounty embedded
Within the renewed cycle of prospects and horizons of the evolving year.
Thank you 2013.