By Jean Kay
Another year has just begun,
two thousand and seventeen,
it’s loaded with new potential
built on what’s already been.
Yesterday is now history,
we can’t change it or get it back.
We move on with determination
to eliminate all sense of lack.
This is the moment—here and now,
to be who we’re meant to be,
to use our skills and talents
for all the world to see.
We must stand tall and truly believe
that we can have peace on earth.
It starts within each one of us
and was bestowed in us at birth.
Be peaceful in this year ahead
in all you think, say and do,
it works like love—if you give it away,
it will come back to you.
Have a peace-filled year.