Tuesday, 1 January 2008

2008



day one of the new year
two thousand and eight
a year full of promise
twelve months of clean slate

a new year to cherish
a great year to share
to help and encourage
to dance and to dare

the future she beckons
with mischievous eye
come, follow your dreams
you should reach for the sky

there is work which needs doing
there are poems to write
there are babies to rock
there are causes to fight

come open your heart
let your mind wander wild
you should feel, you should live
like an innocent child

let your eyes see the beauty
your ears here the good
let your spirit now guide you
to live as you should

so many people
so many in need
do not send our children
to fight and to bleed

stand up and be counted
insist on what's right
religion should comfort
not lead us to fight

a hindu, a catholic
a moslem, a jew
we all are still human
we were born and we grew

look for love and find peace
we must never give in
all the world needs is love
not to fight and to win

on this very first day
of two thousand and eight
take heart and take courage
push open the gate

forgive those who harm us
so we may find peace
stretch out in love
let the war mongering cease

two thousand and eight
will be a good year
if we face it with courage
not ignorant fear


All materials Copyright © 2004-2007 by Eryll Oellermann

7 comments:

your loving witch said...

i shall read this as a prayer each morning of 2008

Mike S said...

I hope you don't mind, but I copied your poem and filed it for easy reference when needing a lift of the old spirit. Thank you so much:)

sandwriter said...

i am honoured mike, thank you.

Margo Moon said...

come open your heart
let your mind wander wild
you should feel, you should live
like an innocent child


Memorizing this, Eryll. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Hahn at Home said...

Mike is my sweetie guy. He knows the good stuff, for sure. This was lovely.

sandwriter said...

thank you margo!

sandwriter said...

thanks hahn!