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New Beginnings, New Day, and New Year's Poems

From time to time we all want to make a fresh start in life,
to close the door on the past and open ourselves up to a
new beginning.

That's why I find poems about new beginnings so inspiring.


With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 (tweet poem)


They show us that our desires are universal, and that we too can
have a better, brighter future.

What others have done, we can do.


Another Chance by Helen Steiner Rice

A new beginning starts with a deep desire for change. Hope for a new day is an eternal theme in poetry. Without hope, what do we really have?

How often we wish for another chance
To make a fresh beginning.
A chance to blot out our mistakes
And change failure into winning.

It does not take a new day
To make a brand new start,
It only takes a deep desire
To try with all our heart.

To live a little better
And to always be forgiving
And to add a little sunshine
To the world in which we're living.

So never give up in despair
And think that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow
And the hope of starting new.

 

Rise Above by Anonymous - New Year's Poem

This can be your year. The road is open wide before you. Are you going to rise above?

new beginnings, new year poems

The world is full of people,
Content to be what they are
Who never know the joy of success;
They lack the will to go that far.

Yet in this world there is a need,
For some to lead the rest
To rise above the average life,
By giving of their best.

Are you the one who dares,
To try when challenged by the task
To rise to heights you've never dreamed,
Or is that too much to ask?

This can be your year,
For great purpose to achieve
If you accept the challenge,
And in yourself believe.

 

A New Day by Anonymous

We never know what life has in store for us. A new day brings new hopes and new dreams.

If life seems at its lowest ebb,
Because a day's gone wrong.
Let not your heart be troubled,
For a new day soon will dawn

And we can never be quite sure,
Just what it has in store.
Since each one is so different,
Than the one just gone before

As it penetrates the darkness,
With its soft and tranquil beams.
It calms even the most restless soul,
And brings new hopes and dreams

So when a days been troubled,
And the night is dark and long.
Lift up your fallen spirits,
For a new day soon will dawn

 


 

 


It Is Your Turn Now by Rumi

I love the new beginnings message of this poem: transform your inner pearl.

It is your turn now,
You waited, you were patient.
The time has come,
For us to polish you.
We will transform your inner pearl
Into a house of fire.

You're a gold mine.
Did you know that,
Hidden in the dirt of the earth?
It is your turn now,
To be placed in fire.
Let us cremate your impurities.

 

New Year's Quote - T.S. Eliot


For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice -
To make an end is to make a beginning.


new beginnings poems

 

Yesterday's Door by Anonymous

Shutting the door on yesterday opens your mind and spirit up for today!

I've shut the door on Yesterday,
It's sorrows and mistakes.
I've locked within its gloomy walls
Past failures and heartaches.

And now I throw the key away,
To seek another room,
And furnish it with hope and smiles
And every springtime bloom.

No thought shall enter this Abode
That has a hint of pain;
And envy, malice and distrust
Shall never entrance gain.

I've shut the door on Yesterday
And thrown the key away -
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
Since I have found Today.

 

This Year Is Yours by Alfred Lord Tennyson

A great poem for New Year's or anytime you make a fresh start. It's amazing what you can accomplish in a year's time when you really try.


God built and launched thisyear for you;
Upon the bridge you stand;
It's your ship, aye, your own ship,
And you are in command.

Just what the twelve months' trip will do
Rests wholly, solely, friend, with you.

Your logbook kept from day to day
My friend, what will it show?
Have you on your appointed way
Made progress, yes or no?

The log will tell, like guiding star,
The sort of captain that you are.

For weal or woe this year is yours;
Your ship is on life's sea
Your acts, as captain, must decide
Whichever it shall be;

So now in starting on your trip,
Ask God to help you sail your ship.

 

New Beginnings Quote

This is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life;
this is the beginning of a new book!

   - C. JoyBell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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