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December's Death (The Birth of a Ne
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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December's Death

(The Birth of a New Year)


by Dale Jordan Heath


In the cold wake of December's last breath,

are hushed good-byes on frozen lips,

the knotted hands and hobbled feet,

the sure shoulder of confidence, slumps

in its completeness.

This used up year,

severe, uneasy death ~ the breadth

of its shadow yields to

the debut of proud newness, something

cocky and young,

lungs muscling a bold vibrato,

in vibrant anticipation.

The infant bare birthed into

its cold, cold, world

malleable and tender,

soon to render

each God sent season

to its own inevitable demise.

To realize that with each solemn so-long

or impatient good-bye,

was once an eager greeting

before December died.

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Submitted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.

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