Make 2021 your year

Don’t Let 2020 Slither Into Your 2021

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Creative Commons)

You’re at the entrance
You’ve traveled through hell, but don’t
Look back, move forward!

How happy can a
Kid be? That’s us this New Year.
Live like life’s precious.

Let’s realize that
It was a deadly year. Don’t
Let your guard down yet.

This year embrace your
Responsibilities. They’re
A citizen’s gift.

I’ve heard people say
That they will live forever,
Or they’ll die trying.*

Twenty twenty-one
It has a sweet sound to it
Unlike the past year.

Twenty twenty was
The worst year of my life and
I am an old man.

Do not waste a year.
Sound advice. But what if the
Year wastes it for you?

Look on the bright side
Last year has left the building
Time to lock the door

*There are at least two sources for quotes similar to this. The first is from Joseph Heller in Catch 22 and the second is from Groucho Marx. Unfortunately, both of these famous men died in the attempt.

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Retired economist and newbie news satirist predominantly using raw beginners “haiku” that do little justice to this elegant Japanese poetry form.

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Gary Wells

Gary Wells

Retired economist and newbie news satirist predominantly using raw beginners “haiku” that do little justice to this elegant Japanese poetry form.