The New Year – 2018
The new year beckons.
Its promise calls to you.
Your name, on the wind
It whispers to you.
It’s time, it says.
It’s time for strength.
It’s time, it says.
It’s time for hope.
Fear is running riot.
Fear has taken root.
Fear, would have you believe
your hope, it can dilute.
This new year tells you,
As it gently whispers.
There is love yet to be found,
If you would just tend those embers.
As hate courses, through the veins of many.
Driving wedges, through lives aplenty.
This new year would remind,
Be not beguiled.
Be not afraid.
Even if you think you feel the blade
Love for all you are worth.
And in love, you’ll find your rebirth.
Show love, give love, at every juncture.
Even when you feel, your heart you’ll rupture.
With every word, and every action.
Soon you’ll find it gains some traction.
And despite all external factors.
And all the thoughts from your detractors.
In time you’ll find that fear will pass.
And soon you’ll see hope will amass.
And every chance that you get.
See that you do not forget.
The joy of love, and bliss of laughter.
And hope will be found from here on after.
Hearts remember things that our minds quickly forget.
They then push us to hope, and to risk against all reason.
This year my message to you and to me:
Engage your heart. Sometimes, just sometimes, the heart is all we need.
From my heart to yours
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Have a wonderful 2018
Another year gone.
Another day is done.
Another revolution around the sun.
New dreams born.
Fears, hates, desperately spurned.
Did you cry last year?
Did you laugh last year?
Did you cling to simple hope last year?
Did you hurt last year?
Did you tickle a rib last year?
Did you lift your face to the sky last year?
Then, maybe you have lived this last year.
In what is to come.
There is much to fear.
But then, there is reason for hope,
in this new year.
Lift your face to the sun this year.
Lift your voice in song this year.
Don’t forget the strength of your heart this year.
There is hope to be found this year.
If you but know where to look this year.
As long as you live this year.
There is hope.
Look deep within, that which is you.
Find your bliss, and then go pursue.
The thing that makes you jump for joy.
The things that cause you, your heart to employ.
The things that challenge,
And sometimes cause you to rip out your hair.
These things are things to reach for this year.
Ignore the things, that are far too big to handle.
Rather, look inward.
There you’ll find things, that life cannot dismantle.
There is hope this year.
If you but have courage this year.
Believe me, you can this year.
If you but have the will this year.
Believe it or not.
It’s in your hands.
Despite all you see,
that might reprimand.
Have faith and believe,
in all that you are.
And you will accomplish much this year.
Welcome to 2017!
Happy New Year!
Of late I’ve been thinking. In truth, I never seem to stop thinking. The thoughts lately are generally centered around dreams and having them come true, or otherwise. And the question is always ‘Do I Dare Dream?’
On my last day at Kingston International, as I was leaving the office, I said goodbye to a friend of mine. While doing so I confessed being rather afraid of the unknown next step. To which she responded “You’re not scared of anything”
Now, I’m thoroughly glad that I come across as fearless and full of confidence, even cocky to many I come across. To a friend that I trust, I have no qualms in confessing being daunted. I told her that I’d felt the same fear before many of my major life changes. I was quite afraid when I left my job and Vodafone on 05 to return to full time education. I was beyond scared when I stood for election to the post of President of the Kingston University Students’ Union, both times. And before leaving Kingston International, I was petrified. All that did not stop me from moving forward anyway. In truth, I hope it never stops me. I hope it continues to empower me. Every time I seek to take a step outside of that which I know to be me, there is fear. And the question is always ‘Do I Dare?’