New Year’s Eve Countdown — A Poem
years of Playing Monopoly as a child with my cousins — laughter and plenty of snacks while waiting for Midnight
l can still hear my Mom laughing as we laugh and greedily try to sneak into the kitchen
Remembering as a child hearing my Mom say to me, “Your Grama always told me whatever you do on New Year’s Day you’ll do for the rest of the year”
In my innocence I thought she was serious
as I methodically planned and tried to make the day COUNT!
Years later and still a night for favorite music and laughter
and letting go of the past
On this night remembering casualties no longer able to countdown with me
Two after losing their lives on New Year’s Eve;
as a result of a drunk driver after sneaking out his bedroom window;
Gone the year I turned 30
after telling me since he could no longer do the things he loved
He was tired of living
Marriages — one common-law the others were legally binding
times I couldn’t hear my Mom’s voice at midnight
more chance to make this Year the best one ever!
HAPPY New Year!
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