31 Dec 2013

A NEW YEAR DIALOGUE.

MORTAL: 
“The night is cold, the hour is late, the world is bleak and drear;
    Who is it knocking at my door?”

THE NEW YEAR: 
“I am Good Cheer.”

MORTAL: 
“Your voice is strange; I know you not; in shadows dark I grope.
What seek you here?”

THE NEW YEAR:
 “Friend, let me in; my name is Hope.”

MORTAL: 
“And mine is Failure; you but mock the life you seek to bless. Pass on.”

THE NEW YEAR:
 “Nay, open wide the door; I am Success.”

MORTAL: 
“But I am ill and spent with pain; too late has come your wealth. I cannot use it.”

THE NEW YEAR:
 “Listen, friend; I am Good Health.”

MORTAL: 
“Now, wide I fling my door. Come in, and your fair statements prove.”

THE NEW YEAR: 
“But you must open, too, your heart, for I am Love.”

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(1909)





Here's hoping 2014 brings you and yours good cheer, hope, success, good health and, most of all, love.


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13 comments:

Barbara Fisher said...

Happy New Year Tracy, I hope it brings much happiness to you and your family.
I love the words you used in the post, I'm going back to read them again after I leave this comment. Barbara x

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, I love this! thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and yours as well.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

What an interesting dialogue!

Have a Happy New Year!

Blond Duck said...

Happy New Year!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

What lovely thoughts and words to usher in the New Year, let's just hope that even some of them come true.

I really don't know what happened to 2013 the time passed so quickly. I am hoping for a much more successful reading year in 2014, although the signs aren't too good, as I have overslept on the very first day and we have visitors due!!

All best wishes to you and your family,

Yvonne

Nikki-ann said...

Happy New Year and all the best for 2014! :)

Betty Manousos said...

my dear friend tracy,

happy new year!may you and your family enjoy peace, health and happiness in the coming year!

xx

Brian Joseph said...

Some great thoughts there Tracy.

Have a Happy New Year!

Alexia561 said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Wishing you a lovely year filled with happiness and love!

anilkurup said...

That was simply wonderful. Have a great year uncompromising optimist.

Claudine G. said...

And all the Love, Good Health, Success, Hope and Good Cheer back at you, Tracy. Happy 2014!

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Tracy!

What a lovely post to begin the new year with!! I was really touched by the beautiful poem you posted.

I'd like to wish you and your family a WONDERFUL 2014, full of love, peace, joy, success, and all kinds of great evetns!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my own New Year post! Much appreciated!! : )

P.S. I LOVE "The Velveteen Rabbit"!!!

Maria Behar said...

OOPS....the Typo Monster does it again....I meant to type "events"...lol.