“A Poem For You” by Anne Norda



Whether 2010 sucked or rocked

I invite you to say goodbye

to the songs unsung

to the words unspoken

to the wishes that didn’t fly


Say farewell to each regret

to every stumble and every fall

let go of all your karmic debts

get ready to have a ball


Au revoir each lapse of faith

Adios to unbidden fears

Sayonara to loss and sadness

Moi moi to those wintery tears


Then turn your cheek from sorrow to sappy

Prepare to make New Year’s vows to “Be happy!”


Each year I fool myself into thinking

that I could lose those pounds and stop drinking

I continue to chant the chant of possibility

and chug my last champagne at some festivity


I even do a silly “let go” ritual

burn the past and create a future virtual

emblazoned in my notebook to be read

once in the morning and every night before bed


I brainwash myself into thinkin’

that if I lose weight and stop drinkin’

my life will improve in great measures

and angels will guide me to endless treasures


A million bucks will magically fall in my lap

and my mystery dream man won’t be a sap

all my projects will suddenly manifest

and my poems will always be the best


If hope springs eternal, then with this poem I declare

that THIS YEAR will conjure all our dreams from thin air

but most sincerely, I pray for me and for you

that WORLD PEACE will inch its way to coming true.

Photo & Poem by Anne Norda

© 2010