A new year,

a start over

but don't forget

those old friends,

those old memories.

Look back, fondly,

even if they're not,

remember they were.

The passage of time

colours the present,

it's what influences us now.

The new year

is an extension of the last,

of the past.

Learn, from what you saw,

grow, from what you did,

be, from what you made.

A new year

to start over,

but never forget:

the past, the times.

As the passage of time,

is that, the passage,

to a new start, the next start,

rotted in the past.