Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

As we bid adieu and welcome in the New Year, let’s raise our glasses to new beginnings and a time of reflection. New Years resolutions aside for those of you that make them, it’s important we share joy and do unto others not only during the holiday season but all year. Then, for resolution makers, we can set the year straight and resolve to be whatever we want to be.


Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. – Winston Churchill 


The old year pulseless and tired from judgment

relieved to slumber in the ages

the mausoleum of time waits

grieving remains decrepit

unheard voices pitied

lost in lonely days

growing shorter

from sunsets

hidden

hushed

may

the world

welcome in

landscaped passion

and magical dreams

a sentence to be served

by poetry created

not to judge and right the wrongs

but celebrate universal peace

greeting the sunrise with a morning smile


The poetry form is a double and reversed Etheree. 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables and vice-versa.

All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney 


The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” means to move forward, literally. We must endeavor to let go of the good, the bad and the ugly in order to cleanse the past and make way for new expectations.


For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. – T.S. Eliot 


Undoubtedly, 2020 was a different year for many of us. I feel we should, in the year 2021, keep our attitude in check and be responsible for our actions. Plus, bring about a positive change in our faith, our force, and our focus. Let’s live up to the promises we make to ourselves and our loved ones and create the happiest New Year ever.


We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. – Maya Angelou


Keep on keeping on and stay safe, healthy and happy!

Cheers!


Franci Eugenia Hoffman (pen name Eugenia)

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Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, writing poetry and encouraging others to pursue their goals. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie  and Eugi's Potpourri Eugenia has authored ebooks, “Fanciful Delights” and “Mama, me and Mother Nature”. She is also a published author on Spillwords Publishing and a contributing author to the FAE Dreams Anthology and the PS: Its Poetry-PoetrySoup Anthology

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image source - photo is view from the Comfort Inn and Lodge in Blue Ridge, Ga taken in 2017.

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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing Milos Djukic!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#17
Thank you, Mohammed Abdul Jawad.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

9 months ago #17

Inspirational post. Like a dulcet dawn, let's enliven ourselves for a brighter future.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing Fay Vietmeier!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing John White, MBA!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#7
Thank you so much, Debasish!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#6
Pascal, I feel 2020 taught us to be grateful for what we have and to be more self-sufficient. Hopefully, our future will be bright. Though the majority of my work is poetry, I've written a few long form posts for another WordPress blogging site and thought why not share them on beBee, as well.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #11

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Blessings back dear bee-friend ;~) Also thank you for explaining the style The poetry form is a double and reversed Etheree. 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables and vice-versa. At times I will write a poem to ascend or descend (not counting syllables) .. amazing how the words work out ;~)

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#5
Yes, me too, Ken. We've had enough of the good, bad and the ugly! 😠

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#3
So glad you enjoyed it, Fay.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #8

Pascal Derrien A most "insight-full" comment Pascal I share this thought from Imprimis - a profound & prescient post We can’t change the past. What we can know of the truth all resides in the past, because the present is fleeting and confusing and tomorrow has yet to come. The past, on the other hand, is complete. Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas go so far as to say that changing the past—making what has been not to have been—is denied even to God. Because if something both happened and didn’t happen, no human understanding is possible. And God created us with the capacity for understanding. https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/orwells-1984-today/

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

9 months ago #7

Fantastic buzz madam Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

9 months ago #6

Many would like to cancel 2020 I don't think we should even if we could. Collectively and individually we have probably learn more than we dare thinking. Good to see you dropping a long form here BTW :-)

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

9 months ago #5

Good to see you blogging here again, Franci. if you don't mind, however, I'll hang on to the good and only throw out the bad and the ugly. 🤗

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #4

We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. – Maya Angelou

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

9 months ago #3

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Oh Franci .. how wonderful to see your sweetly expressed poetic wishes as a New Year unfolds Love the quotes you choose .. share hoping others connect with your positive spirit We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. – Maya Angelou

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