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Making My Future

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To look out on a new year bright with promise,
With unmarred paths that hopeful feet may take —
It gives my heart a thrill, and I’m enchanted
By all the choices I’m allowed to make.

And even though I know there will be pitfalls
And hurdles now and then that must be cleared.
I know my heart will hear the Lord’s direction,
And nothing up ahead needs to be feared.

For in my own decisions rests my future.
It isn’t luck or happenstance or fate.
And this new year before me bright with promise —
I’ll boldly grasp it, and I’ll make it great.

 


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A New Day – Daily Post Prompt: Realize

It is my hope that the free verse below will help each of us realize the power of every single new day.

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THE RISING OF THE SUN

I struggled last year, last month, yesterday, but all of that is passed away. The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new day!

I tried and failed too many times; I fell and rose, but fell again.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new beginning!

I wasted talents, time and gifts, not purposely, but effectively.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new gift!

I loved, but lost and cried in pain, and swore I’d never trust again.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new promise!

I gave up hoping things would change; just walked away and vowed to never try again.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new hope!

I chased my dreams but never seemed to catch them. And still they stretched for miles too far away.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new dream!

I squandered opportunities that came my way. I feared and let them slip on by unclaimed.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new chance!

Last year’s future stared me in the eye and challenged me to be all I could be. I didn’t try.
The sun breaks on the horizon, and I have a new future!


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