Mary Wismer


Happy New Year Poem Hunter


May you wake up on January 1st,
finding that the world has not come
to an end, the lights work, the water
faucets flow, and the sky has not fallen?

May you ponder how this ultramodern
civilization of ours managed to get
itself traumatized by a possible

slip of a blip on a chip made out of sand?
May what you see in the mirror delight you
and what others see in you delight them?

May someone love you enough
to forgive your faults, be blind
to your blemishes, and tell the
world about your virtues?
May the telemarketers wait to
make their sales calls until you finish dinner,
and may your check book and your budget
balance and may they include
generous amounts for charity?

May you remember to say
'I love you' at least once a day
to your spouse, your child,
your parents, your friends;
but not to your secretary,
your nurse, your masseuse,
your hairdresser or your tennis instructor?

May we live as God intended, in a world at peace and the awareness of His love in every sunset, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

A Very Happy New Year to All!

Submitted: Sunday, December 30, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 03, 2008

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  • Gold Star - 21,309 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/1/2015 8:49:00 AM)

    Best of the new year poem that is very interesting and social messages for world peace too. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,267 Points Kim Barney (1/1/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    Very nice poem, well written.
    Congratulations on having it chosen as poem of the day once again! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,096 Points Anthony Di''anno (1/1/2015 4:40:00 AM)

    And a happy new year to you. May this comment go up first time and not vanish into the ether. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,706 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (1/1/2015 1:52:00 AM)

    Happy New Year to all thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 58 Points Brian Jani (6/5/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    Mary this is a well written poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (1/1/2014 4:18:00 AM)

    Waking up with no hang overs of the past
    Of a year gone by too good to last
    And now the promise of a fresh new rose
    That on the horizon doth rise in hope........

    I Welcome all ye poets reading this to my page too and I wish every one a happy, poetic and prosperous new year! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 135 Points Jayne Davies (1/1/2014 2:01:00 AM)

    Happy New Year! Well done x (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (1/1/2013 9:41:00 PM)

    Happy new year to you, Mary. May peace reign supreme globally in 2013. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Tony Karas (1/1/2013 2:13:00 PM)

    Very nice! Happy New Year to you and yours. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,834 Points Savita Tyagi (1/1/2013 11:41:00 AM)

    Great poem! Happy new year to you and all poem hunter poets and readers. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (1/1/2013 3:16:00 AM)

    Amen. Happy new year to you. This is a great poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sim Dan (1/2/2008 11:27:00 AM)

    That's excellent write, Mary! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (1/1/2008 12:10:00 AM)

    May what you see in the mirror delight you
    and what others see in you delight them?

    Now that is the most wonderful message of all. Thanks for your wisdom and insight and the spirit of humanity that underpins this poem. A very happy New Year to you Mary. . love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pradeep Dhavakumar (12/31/2007 2:59:00 AM)

    Thank you and...
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/when-the-clock-strikes-12-a-new-year-poem/

    -Pradeep.D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rommel Filoteo (12/30/2007 9:30:00 PM)

    It really give a glimpse of smile in my face. Love it a lot.... You are really a rare combination of so many special things. You are really amazing. Always take care of you health ok! Happy New Year to you & to your family!

    Mahal kita kaibigan ko,
    Rommel (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Trade Martin (12/30/2007 3:33:00 PM)

    Mary, and how about our part-time dental assistant.....? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thad Wilk (12/30/2007 2:54:00 PM)

    What a beautiful Write Mary! I wish you the very best New Year ever, thank you! !
    Thad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 216 Points Ronald Stroman (12/30/2007 2:37:00 PM)

    may you wake up that day and see the best tomorrow; yesterday ever had. take care. (Report) Reply

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