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· Fractured Legacy

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· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

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· A Random Thought

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  Reimagining The New Year
by Charles B. Neff
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Sure, we all live by the same calendar. But you can create your own, too.


  Reimagining The New Year


I didn’t rearrange the holidays

They rearranged themselves.

Christmas used to come

Before a slack week of waiting

For the New Year to begin.

Now Christmas takes its place

As the end of my year

And on the day after

I start the new one.

The holiday, far from diminished,

It has grown as a celebration of

Family, gifts and singing, and

The sense of light returning.

All that's real enjoyment!

The first of January is noise

Hoopla, nachos and football

All of which have a place

In a year that’s one week old!


Charles B. Neff

December 24, 2014










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Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/27/2015
i agree with Belle, it is a wonderful tradition..and poem..but i see as well here a comment on the confusion time can be and how often it is irrelevant..because it really doesn't exist..but that's just me.

Best wishes, Charlie

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/12/2015
I think this is a wonderful tradition...and poem
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/4/2015
Glad all is well for you Charles!
Blessings Happy New Year,
Reviewed by lois christensen 12/24/2014
Christmas to NY's, a time of visiting for me, a time of joyousness, and a time to reflect on the next year and the happenings to come ...I like this write, it says lots.
Reviewed by un ted 12/24/2014
i like your truth...holidays are for happiness.
Reviewed by Michael Schafer 12/24/2014
Christmas starts way to early,
and lasts way to long.
I can't wait till it's over,
and there's no more Christmas songs.

Michael D.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/24/2014
Interesting thought. I've always just combined the whole thing as an extended time off to get together with distant relatives and friends, eating and drinking too much, with dead time to spare while thinking of how to deal with taxes coming up very soon.

Enjoyed and good to see you back posting.


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  4. Ready For Howloween
  5. A Kitty Cat Christmas
  6. The Christmas Bird Count
  7. Happy Easter From Valentino
  8. Flanagan's Luck And Green Fishnets
  9. The Season of Giving
  10. All Hollows Eve
  11. Halloween
  12. You can have Halloween, with my blessings.
  13. A Christmas Treasure
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