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Raising a glass half empty


Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

A new year

A new beginning

A new resolution

To change but

Same old world

Same old wars

Same old

Same old

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I just remarked to Joel that his New Year's poem left me with a familiar "glass half empty" feeling. Seems to be a trend ...

 

This one is short but cogent. The repetition is effective.

 

Tony

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Aleksandra
A new year

A new beginning

A new resolution

To change but

Same old world

Same old wars

Same old

Same old

 

Nice, compact, short, powerful, real, sad...

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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goldenlangur

Hello Frank,

 

 

Can't really say, 'Cheer up old chap!' as news of Gaza bombing, the political stalemate in Africa, the economic downturn mark the start of the year.

 

But thank you for this reflective poem, which certainly gives us cause to pause as we raise the glass to a new calendar year and hope we will work towards some resolution.

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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