Friday, January 1, 2016


Happy New Year, dear reader. I hope and pray that your 2016 will be filled with joy and happiness. My new poem was written roughly 10 hours after the year started. I believe it is a good start to this year.

Rod E. Kok
January 1, 2016

Another year has rolled away;
turmoil defines the time
that has passed.

As I embark
on yet another journey
around the sun,
what will determine
each day’s success?

I am resolved to make
a difference,
steadfast in my desire
to be better.

I will fight,
I will never give up;
I will live,
I will love.

I will.
I can.
I must.

Addictions and obsessions
of yesteryear
will be purged,
I will try my best
to improve.

Today is day one
of a new journey,
a new beginning.

Today is day one,
my mind is clear.
I am convicted to remain