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THE BRAND NEW YEAR, by Carl Gooch

Brand New Year


Come now children don’t be shy,
Another year has done gone by.
Leave behind your fear and doubt,
I’ll tell you what I’m talking about.


A brand new adventure lies ahead,
On a path where your faith is fed.
A new day unseen by me and you,
Lives are changed and made new.


Some will see and think you odd,
Because we strive to follow God.
But God’s word will keep us strong,
And school us in right and wrong.


Keep our focus, don’t lose our way;
His love will guide us through the day.
As He walks hand in hand with you,
You will see His promises are true.


No need to doubt, no need to fear,
God has given us a brand new year.


Carl A. Gooch ~ 31 December 2013

KEEPING TRACK OF IT ALL

KEEPING TRACK OF IT ALL…

 

November’s almost over,

The temperature’s freezing the clover…

Whatever remains

From the last hay crop gained,

So cows may winter-over.

The calendar’s filling up fast,

With an appointment scheduling blast…

Into the New Year

For eyes, skin and ears,

Each with its medical task!

With two of us in the game,

I’ve more doctors than I can name…

Yet none for the toes

And my nail-clipping woes,

I’m sure one will be assigned, all the same!

My wife and I share the same doctor,

Not quite like both reading Betty Crocker…

With differing needs

My schedule exceeds

Just keeping the card on a locker!

 

–Jonathan Caswell