Welcome 2020!

To shed the past of this last year and to welcome the new year, 2020, I wrote a poem. I awoke inspired, for I have a feeling that 2020 has much in store, much good. Over the last days of 2019 some bad things happened, and it made me wonder that perhaps they occurred, so I could leave all the bad stuff, sadness, blows, and disappointments behind, and start 2020 with a fresh, clean slate; a new beginning. We all need new beginnings. They give us hope, inspire us, and fuel us to reach our goals.

Here’s to a successful 2020. Happy New Year!


Open the Door to 2020

Today is the last day of 2019

It makes me reminisce

So much I’ve seen

Not much of it was bliss

So much I’ve felt

Emotions lifted me up and tore me down

The blows that were dealt

When I crumbled to the ground

Harsh winds that blew me off my path

Rogue waves that reached for me

Trying to drown me with their wrath

Sun’s rays always finding me in this turbulent sea

Embracing me, and gently blowing hope into my soul

Filling up this gaping hole

Of despair and loss

Relieving the burden on my back

Of this heavy cross

2019 is engraved on its beam

The wood, a burning wreck

For now comes fire

With its all-destructive force

A single match lights this killer for hire

To destroy the sorrow, the blows, and their source

The flames reach for the sky

And let the evil fly

Clouds gather to collect the soot

Leaving not one in the air

Not one to smudge the ground with last year’s loot

No free ashes to form a new lair

Of old and past

The present is here, time’s new heir

Whatever happened is gone at last

2020 is about to start

It’s not just a number

It brings a new beginning, a healed heart

A loud celebration or a quiet eve at home

Will both welcome this new year

Promising better tidings, new-found strength, and hope

With a glass of wine, champagne, or even beer

Ring in 2020, for it is here

The door stands ajar

Today is the last day of 2019

2020 is not far

To prevent a rusty entry

Lace the hinges with champagne

Then push that door

Wide open, be there sun or rain

Let’s see the wonders 2020 has in store

Don’t look back, get on that train

And ride into a new chapter of your life

No fear, much love, determined, and the Universe on our side


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  1. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to make changes, start anew. Do it now. Make every day a new day. Start a new goal, start a new habit. Change is always going to happen, the more we change our selves the better we become, not just once a year. Cheers to 2020. 

  2. Hello Lila. Happy New year 2020. It’s indeed a new beginning and the start of a new decade. 2020 looks promising for me and probably for you too. Our hopes are high and our victory is nigh. Welcome to a new beginning.

    Your poem is touching especially the part that says “Emotions lifted me up and tore me down”. This happened to me several times but thank God we’re still moving forward.

    🥂 To a fabulous 2020, I celebrate you!

  3. Considering that the end of this year has bought with it some hard times for you, your poem is full of tempered anticipation and promise of the New Year. It’s a testament to your positive outlook, that you are able to wirte with such passion and with renewed love of all that is to come.

    It’s the perfect send off for not only the last year but the last decade. Not that it’s ever easy to forget the past and time will tell on that front but by writing this fervent poem you have laid much of the discord to rest. May you start the new decade with hope and eagerness for all that lies ahead. 

    1. Hi,

      Thank you! It’s indeed not only a new year, but a new decade, to be started with hope and eagerness.

      Happy New Year!

  4. Lila,

    I enjoy your poems. I’m so glad that the hole in your heart is healing, the hole that’s deeper than the darkest blackness. We all have our burdens to bear. So let the light of truth continue to warm it. Let faith, hope, and love enter to fill it. Now a portal awaits. A mysterious door is opening. As you say, a new beginning. 


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