Here we are again, another year!
Another chance to change, to do things better.
Praised be those who still believe and care!
Praised be hope, that would the will unfetter.
Yes, we know we've been through this before,
New Year after New Year. Yet we still
Endure in our desire for something more,
Wind-borne across bare treetops, bleak and chill.
Yes, we know our resolutions are
Easy to make and break, and still we make them;
And still pursue our dreams beyond the bar,
Resolved as ever, never to forsake them.
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