Famous New Year Poems

There have been thousands of poems written about the New Year. However, these poems have stood the test of time. Be inspired and motivated by these famous poems.

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  1. Lord, Make a Regular Man
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    This I would like to be - braver and bolder,
    Just a bit wiser because I am older,
    Just a bit kinder to those I may meet,
    Just a bit manlier taking defeat;
    This for the New Year my wish and my plea -
    Lord, make a regular man out of me.

    This I would like to be - just a bit finer,
    More of a smiler and less of a whiner,
    Just a bit quicker to stretch out my hand
    Helping another who's struggling to stand,
    This is my prayer for the New Year to be,
    Lord, make a regular man out of me.

    This I would like to be - just a bit fairer,
    Just a bit better, and just a bit squarer,
    Not quite so ready to censure and blame,
    Quicker to help every man in the game,
    Not quite so eager men's failings to see,
    Lord, make a regular man out of me.

    This I would like to be - just a bit truer,
    Less of the wisher and more of the doer,
    Broader and bigger, more willing to give,
    Living and helping my neighbour to live!
    This for the New Year my prayer and my plea -
    Lord, make a regular man out of me.



  2. new year prayers
    New Year Prayers


  3. Happy New Year To You
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings


    A Happy New Year to you,
    Life has bright days for thee in store;
    Like stars thine eyes shine and dance with glee,
    In joy may they sparkle evermore.

    E'en thy sweet voice has for me a charm,
    Singing sweetly like nightingale;
    May no power assail thee, fraught with harm,
    E'en for a moment thy cheek to pale.

    If long days to thee are given,
    Try to love all, and keep the chain riven
    Here on earth, and forever in heaven.



  4. New Years Blessings
    New Years Blessings


  5. I Wish You
    Poet: Eloise A. Skimings


    Love cannot bind us more truly
    In golden or silken chain;
    Like friends, we'll journey together,
    Love must in our bosoms remain,
    I wish you a Happy New Year,
    Every joy, no sorrow, no pain.



  6. I wish you a Happy New Year, Every joy, no sorrow, no pain.
    New Year Quotes


  7. The Old Year And The New
    Poet: Caleb Davis Bradlee

    Gone forever out of our sight,
    It's good and bad, it's wrong and right,
    The grand Old Year!
    Just like a bride, all dressed in white,
    All full of love and grace and light,
    The blest New Year!

    Passed up to God, and left for aye,
    Weighed down by age and great decay,
    The loved Old Year!
    With youthful look and full of peace,
    Having of life a twelve months lease,
    The good New Year!

    Away from sight, no more to give,
    With not another day to live,
    The old, Old Year!
    With gifts of love and holy cheer,
    With all things great and good and dear,
    All hail, New Year!

    Thanks for the past, and all that's given
    Of light and strength and truth and heaven,
    Great thanks, Old Year!
    And hope for every coming day,
    That wisdom's light may guide our way,
    All hope, New Year!



  8. A New Year Begins
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    A new year to about to begin
    A time to look forward, a time to look within.
    Reflect on the year that passed,
    But don't allow it to last.
    The year is over, forward we go
    We can move fast or we can move slow.
    By seeing the good in everything,
    You will find a positive year it will bring.



  9. New Year's Resolutions Poems
    New Year's Resolutions Poems


  10. The Glad New Year
    Poet: Mary Mapes Dodge


    It's coming, boys,
    It's almost here.
    It's coming, girls,
    The grand New Year.

    A year to be glad in,
    Not to be sad in;
    A year to live in,
    To gain and give in.

    A year for trying,
    And not for sighing;
    A year for striving
    And healthy thriving.

    It's coming, boys,
    It's almost here.
    It's coming, girls,
    The grand New Year.

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Featured Famous Poets:

Catherine Pulsifer
Catherine Pulsifer

Eloise A. Skimings
Eloise A. Skimings

Caleb Davis Bradlee
Caleb Davis Bradlee

Edgar A. Guest
Edgar A. Guest

Mary Mapes Dodge
Mary Mapes Dodge


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