Kiss The Old Year Away

2018 was hard on my heart in so many different ways. I’m thankful for each of those lessons and welcome 2019 with open arms.

Kiss The Old Year Away

As I kiss the old year away and into the new,
–I remember–
I am humbled.
I am humbled by it all.
I am humbled by the lessons I’ve learned:
–even the hard ones
–even the ones that tried to break me
–even the ones that tried to take away my happiness.
Each one fits inside the next one
Making up all the memories I’ve made
Into a beautiful tapestry of the person I am
And not the one I thought I should be.
I am humbled.
I am humbled by the aging of the life inside of me
and the aging of my outsides too.
I am humbled for every opportunity I’ve been given
and the ones I didn’t get to do.
I am humbled with the time I have been gifted and of the reminder it could all be gone in a heartbeat too.
I am humbled by those that have loved me for me
And not the one they thought I needed to be.
I am humbled by every kiss
every hug
every embrace
every time I laughed so hard I cried.
And I cried this year
Many many times.
I am humbled by every tear.
Humbled with my fears that got broken
And humbled by the new ones that appeared.
I am humbled by my courage to change and of my cowardice in that too.
I am humbled by the open reserve of love and hope in this world
And by every defeat of it, old and new.
I am humbled.
I am humbled by it all.
To stand in awe of a full year of life that has been lived:
–not just for the happiness
–not just for the laughter
–not just for the love I felt
But for it all.
Every moment a morsel in my feast of time.
Reminding me
To be grateful.
To be thankful.
To be humbled.
And I am.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. This is a great way to start the year! To be humbled and especially embracing the lessons even the hard ones and the ones that tried to break you and take your happiness!
    Hope 2019 was gentler until now and hope it will bring you all the best and more happiness and less tears and pain 🙂
    I know I decided to just check older posts so why not starting from the journey beginning
    Have a great day ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Huguette! Last year was a rough year full of lots of lessons…but I am determined to make this year better. Thank you for reading my older poems. I hope you have a wonderful night! &*&

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