Saturday, January 3, 2015

Special Feature Collaborative Poem--By Beth Winchcombe and Jack Horne--England

Two Thousand and Fifteen

By Beth Winchcombe and Jack Horne

It's easy making New Year resolutions.
Keeping them is a challenge!

I'll go on that diet this new year,
but it'll have to start tomorrow...

New Year, new beginnings.
Make the most of new opportunities!

And if opportunity doesn't knock,
I’ll keep listening for it to ring the bell...

One wish I pray for,
Lord grant me HEALTH, not wealth!

Although, being healthy and wealthy
would sure be welcome...

May our friendship continue to flourish.
Liken marriage vows, ' till death do us part'

May our friendship continue,
and last longer than my marriage...

Unconditional love I bestow on you.
Faith and hope will see us through!

I hope for love,
and I’ll be faithful when I’ve found it…

Music is a great healer.
Let us sing our way through life!

I’ll enjoy life’s party -
even though I can’t dance…

Reach out and touch technology...
...propel the way forward!

I look forward to the future
and discovering what each day brings..

Happy 2015!


  1. Beth and Jack,
    What a wonderful poem the two of you have written here!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  2. Nice, comprehensive New Year thoughts. You remind me I must work more efficiently at 'touching technology."

    Thank you, Pat Nolan

  3. A great callab, by two very talented poets...

  4. Hi Beth & Jack....This is a wonderful collaboration by both of you! I enjoyed reading your inspiring poem. Happy 2015! ~Chris

  5. I loved your New Years poem Jack and Beth. I especially liked this verse. "Music is a great healer. Let us sing our way through life!" Those were inspired and inspiring words. Thank you for sharing your talents and "Happy 2015 when miracles will be seen": if you look for them that is. :)
    Love Charlene
    Love, C

    1. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

      I've just read Charlene's comment and feel quite touched by what she is a great healer, many thanks Charlene. Music is a great healer, let us sing our way through life! Bless you Charlene for choosing those two lines for your comment. Love it.

      Best wishes,

  6. Well done Beth and Jack! Really enjoyed your tit for tat conversation. What a pleasant way to start the new year! May I wish you both all the best, including good health, peace, love and a lovely muse to keep you constant company! // paul

  7. What a sweet poem! I have to say that I really identify with your second stanza. :) Fortunately, this year I vowed to work on resilience.

  8. Nice work, Beth and Jack. I love the fun message within the lines of your collaboration. I think you two collaborated on some poems before? I enjoyed them as well. Thank you for sharing and continued blessing!

    -MJ (

  9. Thank you, David Austin, for the following--

    I enjoyed the humor and good will of the poem and wish them both some future team efforts. Love, Dave

  10. Thank you all very much for the lovely comments. A happy New Year to you all

  11. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

    Could you thank all those who've made lovely comments on our collaborative poem for me. Thank you so much Karen.

    Bless you,

  12. Beth & Jack, such a lovely start to the New Year, two wonderful writers creating beautiful poetry. Blessings for a wonderful New Year to you both, Leokadia

  13. Great joint effort Beth and Jack. Amen to Charlene's comment. I am curious about who wrote what. It looks like line one by one of you and line two by the other, all the way through the poem. That is more difficult to achieve than alternate paragraphs, but you did it well. Bob H

  14. Well you both covered a lot of ground with this intrepid write, well done Beth & Jack..'