A new year brings a blank slate
To reach for that innocent, blissful state
And a list of fresh New Year resolutions
Searching for a new purpose, a new direction.
So with lofty aims I enthusiastically begin
Determined to be guarded from the snares of sin
Oh! How weary I am of my weight
Losing a few pounds will be so great!
Then there are classics waiting to be read
While lazing around with blossoms overhead
Some enchanting paths I’d like to travel
Some mysteries on the way I’ll unravel.
Learning new skills and getting more creative
Courageously innovative, generously appreciative
Striving for some hard-earned prosperity
To indulge more in selfless acts of charity.
Exercising some new routines to reinvent
And transform my days will be my intent.
From earthly things to the glories of the divine
Walking into the temple and sitting by the shrine
Seeking Thy grace, blessings and virtues so fine
In gratitude for another year to smile and shine.
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