Burgundy ruffles layering my knees
Stomach in, I can hardly breathe
Lavender filled breeze everywhere,
Soon approaches the new year.
Glass half filled with chardonnay
Diamond stud missing, organza gown in disarray
Peering through the window; blazing skies, and reflecting people
They anticipate the happy new year
Church bells ring, choirs joyfully sing
Chauffeur races to the chapel square
Trench coat on to keep me from freezing
I can still make it before the new year
Burgundy truffles I savor in delight
Out of the limo, my dress is too tight!
Liquor breath and wobbly feet, oh dear!
Through the church doors I go, it’s an hour before the new year
Preacher done ministering, people sing and make merry
I sit and smile, I have been too extravagant.
A silent prayer, the Lord has been unerring
Rousing shouts fill the chapel, it’s the happy new year
Finally, this is the happy new year
I am resolute and optimistic
Bidding farewell wishes, I walk back to the chapel’s rear
Chauffeur drives back home at my finger’s flick
Shoes kicked off, dress slits, I don’t care
Next time I won’t be too over the top
Warm, comfortable clothes on, I brush my hair
A cup of tea downed, and on my sofa I drop
So this is the new year I have welcomed
I am thankful, but tired.
Sleep, I have succumbed, fill my head with wonderful dreams,
And dear Lord do wake me when I have had plenty rest.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!