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To leave the old with a burst of song

To recall the right and forgive the wrong

To forget the things that bind you fast

To the vain regrets of the year that’s past

To have the strength to let go your hold

Of the not worthwhile of the days grown old

To dare go forth with a purpose true

To unknown task of the year that’s new

To help your brother along the road

To do his work and lift his load

To add your gift to the world’s good cheer

Is to have and to give a Happy New Year


 See Also: Kevin’s Published Book of Poems