Adieu 2018


Another year had ended

And at this time of year

I find myself reflecting

On events both sad and dear


Not a lot transpired

A break from what is looming

Next year will be eventful

The journey may not be soothing


But what about this year?

We have all remained sane

Everyone is healthy

I’m not in any pain


There wasn’t a lot of grieving

Or gnashing of the teeth

Life’s seas were mostly calm

As was my myelin sheath


The one thing I have noticed

As I have become older

Something my parents cautioned

Each new year feels shorter


My peer group is shrinking

Dear ones are no longer

Obituaries announce their passing

The price of getting older


But enough of being maudlin

An emotion that can hurt

I cherish all my loved ones

And each day above the dirt


I hope your year was stellar

May the new year smile upon you

And fulfill your hopes and dreams

Instead of making you feel blue












Author: Steve Markesich

I am loving husband, a doting father, a Red Sox fanatic, an aspiring novelist and MS advocate. Feel free to check out my web site.

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