Happy New Year

This dying rose bush hasn’t flowered for many years now
But a new bud appeared on it today
Happy new bud

This barren land hasn’t seen a drop of rain for aeons
But a new rain cloud formed above it today
Happy new cloud

This little starling has always been part of a chorus
But it found its own song today
Happy new song

This infant child has forever tried to get up, only to wobble and fall
But she walked her first step today
Happy new step

This young man has struggled with his depression for so many years
But he found a reason to smile today
Happy new smile

This old woman has suffered a life of suffocating oppression
But she broke free and took a deep breath today
Happy new breath

No matter how bleak last year felt and how interminable
But a brand-new year has begun today
Happy new year

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