At the close of another year,
The feeling of nostalgia
Settles in, bringing with it
Reveries of days gone by.

Tenderly we train our thoughts
On kindnesses we can recall,
Most of all the fellowship
Of friends and dear relations.

Now is the time to gather up
The threads of recollection,
Weaving our mutual wishes
Into one bright bolt of hope.

©2016 Michael Fraley

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