Tuesday, December 31, 2013


South Beach

Roll back those lowering gray 2013 clouds,
my friends,
and make a joyful noise to welcome
the new year in.

Sweep out the old cobwebby, difficult, 
grumbling months,
and set your home to gladness.
It's a brand new year.

What is your brightest dream
for this new chapter
of your life?
Write it down, attach a photo.
Stick it on your fridge.
Then set about making it come true,
as only you can do.

Today I heard a strange-looking crow
make a warble I have never heard
from a crow.
I wondered what new kind of crow
he was trying to be,
what song he was trying out,
and what its message might be.
Perhaps to stop repeating 
the old familiar dusty droning songs
and try out one so new and unthinkable 
that it gives you massive fear and goose bumps.
Then you will know 
that is exactly the song
that you are meant to sing.

Plunge in!
2014 is almost here.
There will be a New Moon.
They say we can set our goals for the year 
on this moon.
I shall be sure to look at it
up there in the quiet winter sky.
I shall picture waves advancing and retreating 
in response to its lunar call.
I will remember the joy I felt when I once lived 
beside the sea,
and set my intention:

Dear Life,
let me have some more years
of sunrises and sunsets
beside the sea
and you wont hear 
another complaint
from me!

2014 is the year it must happen, kids! Send your thoughts into the universe and help me manifest myself back to the shore! 

Whoa! Right after I posted this, I clicked on Kerry's link and she says the Toads challenge tomorrow will be to write about Intention. I already have this ready to link when it posts. Freaky. 


  1. I'm with you on this one Sherry.. Happy New Year .. to you and yours may it be a great year...

  2. Beautifully written. I wish you a happy new year. Have a god time.

  3. I wish you more years of sunrises and sunsets besides the sea, Sherry! I hope / trust it will happen for you in 2014. You have waited sooooo long.

    Happy New Year, my Friend.

  4. happy new year sherry...i hope this year is one where this and so much more happens for you....i hope you once more see the sea out your window and make more memories there...

  5. I've reset to gladness and goose bumps, a picture of a book is ready for the fridge; and I picture you by the sea. All will be well, my friend.

  6. May all your dreams come true Sherry....wish you a very happy new year :)

  7. What a refreshing poem to start the new year:) Take care.

  8. May it be so full of sunrise and sunsets ~ Happy New Year Sherry ~

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  10. Happy New Year, Sherry, and all the best of luck with your dreams for 2014!

  11. Happy new year Sherry what a wonderful year we are about to have...

  12. Happy new year, Sherry.

    With ya. Oh, crows have accents, did you know? In Perth, I was astounded to hear them caw so differently than in California.

  13. I've been listening to the blackbirds, myself--they have so many different little sounds they make, but my favorite is where they sound like rippling water. Happy New Year, Sherry.

  14. Synchronicity is a strange and wonderful thing! I'll send my thoughts out there for you, Sherry!

  15. Good luck getting to the shore! Thanks Sherry for your great energy. Happy New Year. k.

  16. HNY Sherry, Roll back the clouds and let the new years shine in. Very nice

  17. Back to the shore with you, Sherry! Yes! Let's make it happen!


  18. oh Sherry, this is so inspiring. i've been feeling down; perhaps i should try a new call and see what happens. so easy to get into a routine and never change a thing. xoxo & happy new year!

  19. Start warbling your new song! Yes, I agree, we must envision it in our mind's eye and make things happen!

  20. Wow. Sherry...you never fail to wow me...the bird song lesson is perfect and delivered in such a you-nique way...thank you for this piece of you and this most effective pep-talk...well done my friend! Wishing you warmth and love and shoreline magic. ♥

  21. Wish you dreams come true. Happy 2014.

  22. Oh, how exciting a sign. Now how will you make it happen? Good luck.

  23. Set your home to gladness!

    This is the best advice one could get at the beginning of a new year. All the best for you, Sherry.


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