Thursday, January 2, 2014

Look Ahead--By Jack Horne--England

Look Ahead

A time for us to look ahead,
And stay up late, not go to bed,
Indulge in naughty treats before
It’s midnight and we vow, ‘No more.’

We eat and drink and dance and sing,
The family party in full swing,
But soon begins the counting fun -
We start at ten, countdown to one.

And hush! The clock strikes twelve at last:
It’s time to cheer, forget the past.
A fresh new start, the slate wiped clean -
And make this one the best we’ve seen!

Jack Horne enjoys reading and writing poetry.


  1. Another good one, Jack... Terry (happy New Year!)

  2. "...a slate wiped clean..." So true, Jack...A new year....another surprise gift to open up each day!! Love it! xAlways, Annalise

  3. Dear Jack,

    I love the festive way you describe the countdown to the new year. Indeed, it does seem like a new beginning. Sandra and I were counting down from 10 to 1 as well. Wishing you success and peace in 2013. Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. Thanks Jack. Your poem is a very nice illustration of some good, old family fun. Thanks for sharing.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  5. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Jack, You have a magical way with words. I enjoyed your poem, describing how we all anticipate a new year, wiping the old slate clean, & starting off with our best foot forward. Yes, couldn't do without those "naughty" snacks either. Thanks for making me smile. ~Chris

  6. Dear jack,

    Great description on the countdown to a new year and our resolutions to kick the new year off.

    Love Sandra

  7. Dear Jack,

    Thank you for all the comments you sent for other writers today. In addition to having the delight of sharing your poetry, I am grateful for all the support and encouragement you give others at Whispers. What a blessing that is.


  8. You paint perfect picture of a Family celebrating New Year and New Starts... out with the old and in with the new... Cleverly wrapped detail in few words, setting picture perfect scene!

  9. Simply love your poetry Jack . So full of life.