The Dark Times


Times became bleak,
And hope looked lost,
For some its worrying,
Because of the cost.
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A darkening fell,
All over the world,
With panic and fear,
Words that are hurled.
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These times are dark,
With no end in sight,
Just keep your mind,
Focused on the light.

2019 New Year Countdown 9: To The Scots


Happy New Year,
To my Scottish friends,
Who are just waking up,
From the New Year Bend,
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We celebrate hard,
And sing our auld lang synes,
Shake hands with our families,
And welcome the time.
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So with work tomorrow,
And a new year ahead,
It’s probably time,
We start hitting the bed.

2019 New Year Countdown 8: Happy New Year


Happy new year one and all,
It’s a new decade,
And you can make it what you want.
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There drink still in the fridge,
Puddings on the table,
You’ve had your fill of last year.
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Welcome to the 20s of today,
And compare them to the past,
Will they be roaring as before.
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Let us hope for the future,
And dream of this decade,
Let’s make it what we can.

2019 New Year Countdown 7: Hello To A New Decade


Have a drink for today,
Shed a memory for yesterday,
Hold a thought for tomorrow.
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Don’t worry about today
Or dwell on the past,
And don’t panic about the future.
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We say goodbye to 2019,
Hello to a new decade,
And welcome to 2020.

2019 New Year Countdown 6: Writing Resolution


Grab your pen and thinking cap,
Sit down and look for improvement,
And write this years resolutions,
Just so we can all break them in January.
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Or take the thing one step further,
And don’t write resolutions at all,
Just aim for daily improvement,
And work to improve the world for all.

2019 New Year Countdown 5: Boring Point In The Middle


In the boring mid point,
Between Christmas and new year,
There is little on TV,
And no more cold beer.
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Nothing exciting happens,
Within these short few days,
Offices are sat closed,
And have all played.

2019 New Year Countdown 4: Sick Of Turkey


Not again,
I hear you cry,
We had it yesterday,
You all sigh.
Never again,
You all will parade.
Not on my plate,
Will turkey be again.