THE NEW YEAR
Forget the past and life the present hour;
Now is the time to work, the time to fill
The soul with noblest thoughts, the time to will
Heroic deeds, to use whatever dower
Heaven has bestowed, to test out utmost power.
Be glad today, the darkest night will pass,
And golden rays will usher in the dawn;
Who conquers now shall rule the coming years.
Sarah K. Bolton