William Arthur Ward

Another fresh new year is here …

     Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear,

     To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me

     To live each day with zest …

To daily grow and try to be

     My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity

     Once more to right some wrongs,

To pray for peace, to plant a tree,

     And sing more joyful songs!