This was one of 400 of my poems to be chosen by teachers right across West Yorkshire for publication in 2010. I hope you enjoy it also. Josie
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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