don’t want to dance on the ashes
It’s too soon to discard what was then and
now just celebrate the new!
But it’s coming fast, and as I hold on tight
Not relenting just isn’t quite right.
So I will take my time up until the very end
And delicately hold my 2022 as my passing friend,
For it brought me more joy and delight
Than my hopes from 2021 could ignite
And wishes granted than the former trend.
I have come home to truly mend
My vision and my mind,
and now the sights on what’s behind
has been a pause and a trigger
For what could 2023 deliver
upon what’s already been given and kind?
I will open my hand and say goodbye
Just not before, not too soon, 2022, is behind.
16 thoughts on “Before we close”
So glad Ka that 2022 was so transformative for you. I may ask you offline how I can learn to make better use of our similar current transits. I think you could teach me a thing or two!
You are such a true spirit – strong, bold, talented, compassionate, creative, and so authentically kind. You deserve all the blessings and miracles that you receive. My end of year post is more woe is me than can I stay here a bit longer?, but I realize we all get what we specifically need for our evolution.
We are all facing unique challenges and some of them come with blessings. I’d be happy to compare notes with you. Thank you for all the kindness shed on me here! I feel so grateful to have such beauty reflected back at me. I’m thinking about how your beauty shimmers in your own light and how this New Year’s nod can be filled with all the hopes and wishes as well as the wisdom, growth and liberty that arises with our evolution and development! So many blessings your way into this New Year 2023, and beyond time as we know! So happy to share my 2022 with you and we shall see what comes in 2023! Much love, Linda! Xo
A beautiful end of year poem that transports with its timely narrative! Happy new year and may the words flow. ❤
Thank you!! Did you change your name? I so appreciate your lovely comment! I am wishing your words flowing with ease and grace in the New Year, 2023!!! Also 🙂
Jaya was my original pen name; I since changed it to my name (Layla) in order to start the year on the right foot!
Very cool!!! I shall call you Layla! 💗 I like both names, of course but if this is your New Year name: Yay 🥳
Lovely and thoughtful, dear Ka, may 2023 bring you joy, peace, and creativity! ❤
Thank you so much, Tiffany! It’s been an eventful start to 2023 so far! Sending lots of positive energy your way! So grateful for your well wishes in the New Year! I wish you all the same in 2023!!
A very happy, healthy and safe 2023 to you and yours .. hugs
Thank you so much, Yassy!!! Wishing you also a safe and healthy 2023 to you and all in your world and beyond!! May your words continue to flow! 💗💗💗🥳
My pleasure and thank you too for your support ❤️🤗
This is refreshing to read kindness for 2022. In spite of the challenges, the year had its lessons and gifts. Things are not suddenly that different. The transition seems to have a more gradual flow for me. Best wishes to you, always!
Yes, JoAnna, you got this message perfectly! I really feel more and more loving releases each year. It used be a much less conscious and mindful transition for me! Now it’s more about **continuity within the renewal** in a more gentle and loving way! It’s like 2022 is handing a very special baton to 2023 and I love it!! Thank you for being here!!! 😃 Best wishes to you also 💗💗💗 Can’t wait to see what we create this year!
Looking forward! ❤ ❤ ❤
A beautiful poem to ponder on as the New Year starts! I hope 2023 brings you plenty of love and smiles, exactly as you deserve 💗💗💗
Thank you so much, Christy. Your wishes mean more to me than you know 🌟💗🌟. Wishing you so much love, happiness, health and smiles, too, in the New Year 🌟💗🌟💕