New Years Eve

New Years Eve

On my own on New Year’s Eve, now let me make it plain
I am not feeling lonely, I’m queen of my domain
Many years I’ve danced to other people’s bidding
Now if I don’t choose to do it, I state you must be kidding

Coming near my sell-by date, I have champagne that’s pink
Don’t want to pop my clogs, before I open it to drink
So it sits there in my fridge, to await my call
And if I’m feeling frisky, I may just drink it all.

I’ll eat what I want and when I want, not just out of habit
If salad is what I require ….there’s none to call me rabbit
I’ll retire past midnight, stay abed till streets are aired
No one has to shield their eyes, if my birthday suit is bared.

I can sing in the bath, or dance in my front room
No one laughing at my steps, or know I can’t hold a tune
So here’s a toast to next year, may you be happy with your lot
Instead of wishing for anything, enjoy what you have got

By Glenys Halliday

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Silversurfer9
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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world..

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Kes
22nd Jan 2019
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Hope you thoroughly enjoyed your pink champagne. Happy New Year.
Silversurfer9
22nd Jan 2019
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Sad but I just didn’t bother so it’s waiting for my 70th in a couple of weeks, I have just written about differences between Cheshire and Yorkshire do’s. A tad long but it made e laugh....sad but I laugh at my own poems. Sending it to SS to see if they want it
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Sounds great to me!
EvelynF6
1st Jan 2019
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So very true, love it
Yodama
1st Jan 2019
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You little rebel you, I love your poem, "just do it" is my motto too. x
MaryW377
1st Jan 2019
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Fantastic.you are describing me to a T.love it
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Lizzie49
31st Dec 2018
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Love your poem, perfect sentiments.........on your own, but not lonely.
wellie
31st Dec 2018
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I lost my husband six years ago, just before Christmas, and my children have their own lives, so I am alone here on New Years Eve too. Your poem is perfect, just substitute the pink prosecco for Baileys, and I'll drink your health at midnight! If I'm awake! A very happy New Year to you, Silversurfer 9, from another New Year Aloner xx
JanetR88
31st Dec 2018
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Love the poem my sentiments exactly
CatherineB37
31st Dec 2018
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AnnB74
31st Dec 2018
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Silversurfer9
31st Dec 2018
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Thank you, I always think although it is lonely at times, things could be much worse, like being with someone you don’t wish to be with
Kes
31st Dec 2018
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Love your poem Glenys. I’m very grateful for everything I’ve got, and that includes the G&T I have just poured, which I now raise to wish you a happy and healthy 2019.
JeanC5
31st Dec 2018
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I enjoyed reading this as I am in the same situation.
LindaP98
31st Dec 2018
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I totally echo your sentiments. Have a good 2019
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Love this poem Glenys ... will share it on our Facebook page ... wishing you a very Happy New Year and enjoy your glass of pink champagne! 🙂

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