New Year's Eve Is Hard to Spend Alone

Music: Prelude Op 28 No 4.
By Frederic Chopin.
Sequenced by Paul Cantrell at the Free Music Archive
under an Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike license.


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New Year's Eve is hard to spend alone
Even when one wants no company,
Willing to be lonely to be free,
Yearning for a life pared to the bone.
Even so, one feels an inner tug
As hope curls over memory's undertow,
Roiling the restless tidal flow,
'Mid well-worn thoughts, a longing for a hug.
So does the heart respond to holidays,
Embracing what the mind would else ignore,
Vividly in search of something more
Enduring than the self, which time betrays.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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