Happy New Year

There is no day that comes with a more universal hope in a calendar year
Than the day that ushers in a New Year
It is greeted with sighs of relief from the previous (once celebrated) year
And cheerful optimistic commitments to unrealistic resolutions for the New Year

People are more willing to be better
Predisposed to be merrier
Even ready to sacrifice a little more
For the purpose of being a little more

Too quickly, the year starts adapting to who we truly are
Or we start adjusting to the goals our will can muster
Previously sacred new resolutions become shared banter
With a new desire for the New Year to go by faster

Happy New Year to you
A short prayer I say for you
Let your choices differentiate you
And your crosses elevate you

– Osasu Oviawe

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