Of fleeting joys
and stagnant sorrows
this has been an year
of hopeful tomorrows

An year when I lost
my soul’s remembrance
a year of death and love
and a peaceful embrace

An year that marked a journey
a chapter in a lowly life
an year that helped my veins
walk away from the friendly knife

An year of me finding faith
in a vulnerable laugh
an year when sometimes
I even dreamt of my own epitaph

An year that brought with it
some great new friends
an year that remembered with a sigh
the untimely ends

I would look back and smile perhaps
or would it be tears tonight
for I bid goodbye to an year
that helped me open up to light….