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Saturday, December 31, 2016

It's the Ver-Very Last Day of the Year

With apologies to Andy Williams.
Sung to the tune of It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

It's the ver-very last day of the year.
Candidates were compelling and everyone yelling,
T’was hard to find cheer!
It's the ver-very last day of the year.

It's the think-thinkingest season of all.
It’s a time to remember how we reached December,
With wars to appall!
It's the think-thinkingest season of all.

There were issues for joining,
And deeds disappointing,
And stars disappearing like snow.
There were scary world stories
In all categories!
We wished we were long, long ago.
 

(Now)It's the time for us to plan for the next year.
We will need to get going, good deeds overflowing,
And a clear atmosphere!
It's the time for us to plan for the next year!

6 comments:

  1. You are such a wordsmith, Diane! And your sentiment is so true ...

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  2. I am determined to make 2017 a great year! Already planning my first good deed of the year. Thank you for the smile.

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  3. The New Year has landed here, and I am hoping for a healthy, happy and KIND year for the world.

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  4. Those are better words than original, actually. Happy new year!

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  5. 2016 had its ups and downs and 2017 will, no doubt, be the same. Let's all focus on the ups. Happy New Year.

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