No more holiday magic

End of commercial driven strife

Good-bye festive greenery

The enormity of a new year awaits us

The filling of 365 days, good God

The judgement of past years gone by

Is this to a self-imposed sullen year

Or can joyous moments seep in

Nonetheless, 2012 is dying quickly

Let us bury the term ‘happy’ with it

Give birth to a Kinder New Year