New Year’s Poetry: “We Celebrate” by Gary R. Hess

“We Celebrate” was written in celebration of the 2016 New Year. This contemporary New Year’s Day poem simply takes a look at what we Americans do on this holiday to celebrate. However, in reality, we start our celebration right around Christmas. We start to see media talk about the past year and about everything that has happened, then we talk about it with our family and with our friends. During this time, we also begin to ponder about the next year. What changes do I want to make? What might happen in my future? What will happen in my country’s future? We all hope for the best. Nonetheless, when New Year’s Eve comes there’s only one thing on our mind: party!

WE CELEBRATE by Gary R. Hess

We celebrate this day
for once and for all
to remember the past

and all that’d been done
for bettering ourselves
and to hope for
a better tomorrow.

Happy New Year!

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.

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