Thursday, December 30, 2010

SING/ 2011


Start by singing an elegy
to what's slipping away.
Single out the tune you like,
place the downbeat on reset.
The new minute will become a year,
stretching blindly as usual.

I look over my shoulder,
the past is diving for my ankles,
wanting me to return.
Back, come back.

I'll run, not walk,
to the luminosity
that shines
on the quixotic path ahead.

Remember the world of yesterday,
a facade that needs a nip and tuck
just to seem presentable.

Don't wrap yourself
in a threadbare mantle
of the past.
Don't lie down with scamps just yet.

Veer off the path
that looks so right,
but is so last year.

                                    Year of the Rabbit

May you have the year you've been waiting for!


hedgewitch said...

Nice magpie, Lyn. Keep on keeping on--"the past is diving for my ankles,/wanting me to return"--great line. Try to avoid the ankle grabbing nuisances, and have a very Happy New Year.

Lyn said...

Hi hedgewitch-
Thanks..a good resolution..avoid nuisances! The best to you, my dear!

Windsmoke. said...

Very enjoyable. I'd rather look forward to new horizons than be stuck in the past.

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
Thanks, always, for visiting..onward to the new!!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Lyn: I love the idea of a "reset" button, without all the residual sounds that seem to live on ad infinitum! Yes, life is very "quixotic". Great advice!

"Don't wrap yourself
in a threadbare mantle
of the past"

And very true; NEVER lie down with "scamps"! Joy Love Bliss 2011!!!

Mrs.Trellis said...

Don't lie down with scamps just yet.

Oh, dear - is this the advice you would give to me and Caddoc? If so, it's a little too late, I fear...

Lyn said...

Hi Mrs.Trellis-
Thanks for stopping by..Happiness lies within! Wish you a continuance of yours for the New Year...

Lyn said...

Hi chiccoreal-
Love to dive into a fresh start! Thanks so much for your comments..Best to you for the New Year!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

how witty,
happy 2011.

your words are very fine tuned.

you have been a treat to me.
keep rocking.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks so has a good ring to it! Best to you...

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely thoughts for the new year! Warm and woolly wishes for 2011! xx

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Thanks for stopping by, and your always kind comment! Best to you...

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done Lyn....enjoyed very much and thanks for sharing

joanna said...


As we sing and dance around the world today, and well wish many -- truly I want to thank you for your many inspiring poems you pen You are a gift to us all for sharing your talents.
May you pull the rabbit out of the hat this coming year to discover creativity, love and beauty to continue to surround every moment of each day that follows and a reason to celebrate your life.

Lyn said...

Hi Wayne-
A pleasure to welcome you..and thank you so much for your wishes!!

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
Well, joanny, you take the cake..I'm deeply touched by your words. Knowing that they have a positive effect is such a blessing for me..if I ever want to slow down or stop, I will think of you!
Thanks and blessings for the New Year!!

Maude Lynn said...


Lyn said...

Hi Mama Zen-
Thanks for stopping by..Best Wishes for the New Year!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Happy New Year, Lyn! Beautiful poem. May your 2011 be wondrous and full of creativity and light.

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
Thanks for your lovely comment..and the best to you and yours for the New has a ring to it!!

Unknown said...

Doing a little catching up! "Don't wrap yourself/in a threadbare mantle/of the past." Sound advice, even though fading memories might still offer a little comfort.

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Welcome back!! I'm glad to remember anything these's
only poetry!!


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