Happy New Year!
For this week’s prompt, let’s simply explore the word “new.” Some thoughts: a new year’s resolution, a different poetry form to try out, a new baby in the family, a change in career, or even news that has captured your attention.
Big hugs to you all in 2023!
New Word for 2023
Each year, I choose a word.
Grace, joy, giving, hospitality, empathy, prayer …
You know, words that improve my focus
and my life.
Not one for resolutions,
the idea of a word of the year appeals to me.
It is simple. Embraceable.
I nearly chose prayer again,
but after much thought and, well, prayer,
I decided on open.
Open to grace, joy, giving, hospitality, empathy, prayer …
And I’ll open 2023 in prayer
that my Lord will more fully open my heart
to His open arms.
© Marie Elena Good, 2022
BEGINNING ANEW Starting from here; going on from now. A fresh start is at the heart of all that is to come. A brand new year came to call, and all that transpires grows from the seeds planted in those twelve month prior. That fire in your belly spurs you on, a prodding giving the nod to better things. A fresh start is at the heart of perfecting your art. It’s all up to you to begin anew. © Walter J. Wojtanik