To a New Year 2015 || a poem

Here's to a new year,
perhaps a fresh start.
2014 gave us greed & murder,
it gave me a heavy heart.
So much death & hatred.
It's hard to see the light,
when the skies are always dark.
Do we fly or do we fight?
Let's bring a bit of kindness,
maybe a little bit of love.
We humans are all related,
Life isn't something to dispose of.
Give some food to the hungry,
& open the door for others.
Say "please" & "thank you."
Get along with your brothers.
Donate your time to a cause
that you can feel good about.
Nothing comes to us easy.
It takes hard work, no doubt.
But we're in this together.
We've got a long way to go.
Just treat people with respect
& happiness you will know.

By Carmen Varner

Self-portrait // treat people with respect & happiness you will know


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Murder. Corporate greed. Hate. Vanity. Sloth. We humans have many problems, but I can see past that. We have a lot of love to give. Just give it. 2015 should be about making the world around you a better place. If others are happy, you're happy. If you're happy, others are happy. Ever go into work & your boss is in a terrible mood? It affects your mood & work ethic too. Ever get home from a long day & your mum/dad/roommate/significant other is having a bad day? Their attitude alters yours as well. 

Be the kindness you want others to show you.

Happy New Year, my friends! Stay safe, stay happy, stay tuned. 

What are your thoughts on this poem? What's a kind thing you'd like to do next year? Let me know. :]

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45 comments

  1. Beautiful :)


    www.Shannenandco.blogspot.ie

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  2. Beautiful poem. Wishing you lots of love and endless happiness.

    ☆:*´¨`*:.•.¸¸.•´¯`•.♥ Happy New Year ♥.•´¯`•.¸¸.•..:*´¨`*:.☆
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. You as well Lenya! :] Happy new year!

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  3. You are so talented and beautiful! Love this :) Wishing you a wonderful 2015! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Many thanks, Shauna. Happy new year! :]

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  4. Beautiful poem. Happy New Year!
    Http://absolutelytara.com

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  5. Love the poem! Happy New Year! Hope it's a wonderful year

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  6. Just love your poem!! Great job :)

    Happy New Year!
    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/

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  7. This is beautiful! Best wishes for a year of kindness and light.

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  8. Wow! Nice poem. :)

    Wishing you a Prosperous and a Happy New Year, Carmen! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful poem! I hope you have a wonderful New Years!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  10. Happy New Year pretty!! Beautiful words and photo. I totally agree with you. Wish you all the best for 2015 :D

    xx

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  11. very well-written poem. You certainly have a gift! Being kind to one another is so important(yes, that's the closing line of Ellen Degeneres) but so true. Happy New Year!

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    1. Ellen Degeneres is clearly a genius. Happy new year! :]

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  12. Wising you a happy New Year!!

    http://www.rosemaryandlace.com/

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  13. Really unique opening post to 2015.
    beautiful poem.

    From Ellen in Ireland
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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  14. I love the message behind this. Have a great 2015.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  15. Beautiful poem, happy new year! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  16. Such a lovely poem! I love it:) I'm new on your blog but I really like it, I'm going to visit more often :)
    ♥ blog ♥

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  17. Wow! This is so inspirational! I'm going to share it on facebook

    Happy New Year!

    Beauty Inside Art

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  18. I absolutely love this! So beautifully written, and so true! Hope you have a great 2015!

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    1. Many thanks, Julie. Happy new year! :]

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  19. Such a lovely poem! Have a great new year!
    www.daisyperson.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, you're so creative! Great poem and sentiments.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  21. Absolutely beautiful poem Carmen! Thank you for sharing that. I hope you had a wonderful New Years!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. Thanks Shannon. It was pretty good. Happy new year! :]

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  22. Amazing poem. Why should we linger on bad mood if it's so easy to laugh :) xx Maja
    - http://modern-muffin.blogspot.com

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  23. That's a really beautiful poem! It's always important to be nice and kind to others, but so often it's forgotten and overlooked. Happy new year to you too! I hope 2015 is amazing for you!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  24. Yay! Heres hoping for an amazing 2015! Totally time to spread happiness, and not pass on bad moods to others!

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