Three Poems for the Old Year


Eat some beef and throw a stone,
Carry hay and gnaw a bone;
Something good will soon appear—
This year’s almost up, my dear!
 
 
Pipers pipe and dancers dance,
Horses horse and prancers prance;
Sensors sense that all is clear
For the ending of the year.
 
 
Wrapped in paper pears turn ripe;
Whiskey’s in the water pipe,
Running cold and fast and free—
Will you toast the year with me?

 
Poems © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “The Year’s End”

Posted on December 18, 2019, in light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    Not only at the end of the year
    Any time that you are near
    I would be delighted to have a toast with you
    Mondays then would never be blue

  2. Yes, indeed! Who could resist? I’ll have what’s in the water pipe. Thank you for this lovely poem.

  3. Nice work, Teach! Tap me out a double, please.

  4. Whiskey in the water pipe!! Cheers to that!!

  5. Love all the lovely images here & definitely the last line most 🙂

  6. Yes, I will! Your year sounds cheerful! I loved this.

  7. Certainly, CHEERS! Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Bright Prosperous New Year

    Much✏love

  8. MMT,

    Wonderful wisdom contained in each of your three poems….Poetic proverbs in fact!
    Have a lovely Christmas and wonderful New Year:)

  9. Ah, yes, I will toast the new year with you as I wait for that ‘something good’ to appear!!

  10. Oh, that was fun! Happy to join you in that toast (never been known to refuse whiskey, lol).

  11. Well you have laughing all this last year so why not? May you have a Very Happy Christmas; Magical in fact!

  12. If you all run out of whisky, I’ll share a little homemade aronia wine. A toast to all, Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

  13. I’ll most certainly toast this year with you!

  14. This was light and fun! A fitting exclamation point at the end of this year. Thank you for reminding us to be merry.

    I will absolutely toast the year with you. Pass me what in that pipe! (Pretty sure I’ve said that a few times under different context)

  15. Great year end poems. A toast is in order.

  16. A toast to a year that has had more than a fair share of ups and downs.

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