I have never felt so lonely as I did this New Year’s Eve
A deep and hollow emptiness gives me cause to grieve.
The thought of new beginnings weighs heavily on my heart
From older, safer comfort zones, I find it hard to part!
The future looms before me; I cannot change the past.
I know I’m growing older, time is moving fast.
And I cling to many memories that were never meant to last.
Within this lonely vacuum, though, there is a beam of light
I see it through the darkness on this empty final night
So I’ll focus on that glimmer, on the pale and flickering flame
As I bow my head and utter, my Saviour’s Holy Name!
I got chillbumps up my arms when I read this. Thank you Vera for the perspective, this is a beautiful poem and a hopeful look towards the future. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future.
Lovely, lovely poem.