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When the new year

When the new year

when the new year
Came out of nowhere
And peeped into rooms
It was so flattered to find
All the tv’s drinking its health
Praising its innocent appearance
It responded with its warm
Dark smile and went round
Filling people’s dry hearts
With joy

Over the coming weeks though
Those same tv’s attacked it
Criticising its puerile style
Its sickly contemptible face
One year is the same as another
(they said) for the doom
Time belabours us with
It took the year all
Its length to discover
That the celebration
So welcoming its birth
Just happened to be
Where the beer was



Poem When the new year - Rg Gregory
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