Well another year has been and gone – another Christmas is behind us
New calendars hang on the wall, and daily they remind us
That we’re still getting older, though it seems like two for one
I’m sure I’ve gained at least two years since the last new year begun.
My tread is pretty weary now, my waistline is expanding
My teenage kids are out of touch, beyond my understanding
The list of foods I cannot eat, each year is getting longer
And the things that once were wrong with me, these days are even wronger
I can’t sleep through the night any more, which was once par for the course
For I must get up about four times each night just to “water the horse”
I take tablets by the spoonful, before and after every meal
And it’s darn near lunch time every day before I even know how bad I feel.
I have pink tablets for diabetes, and white tablets for arthritis,
Blue ones for my blood pressure and green ones for nephritis
Pain-killers to help my backache and another one that thins my blood
I should quit the whole lot suddenly and come down with a thud.
Politicians – well a while back I could take ‘em or I could leave ‘em
But with each year that comes and goes, now there’s no way I’ll believe ‘em
I watch ‘em on the telly, they’re in the paper, they’re on the news
But no matter what they have to say now, it contradicts MY views.
We’re all into saving water now more than we’ve ever been before
And we could see that this was coming though for twenty years or more
But we kept putting off what must be done right up to the last minute,
The odds are like the lottery – it’s almost no chance that we’ll win it
As we begin the new year, let’s all look forward with a view
To developing our community with each and every thing we do
Let us strive for more significance in the decisions that we make
And let each and every footprint show the forward steps we take
Let every single one of us be mindful of our place
And be aware of our importance to this, the human race
For the Lord gave us the key to tend the world we have on loan
And we should treat it as a treasure to pass on as our own
We must place a high priority – and must muster our resources –
On looking after rivers and protecting water courses
It is up to every one of us to take this to our heart
Cut down waste and cut pollution – it’s not too late to start.
We all have so much in common, let every neighbour be a friend
Lets build on our relationships and that start will have no end
Look past little niggly things and repair some damage done
Then our lives will be less stressful and we’ll have a lot more fun.
Let’s not hark back to the wrongs done by generations past
Acknowledge them and learn from them, then let that be the last
The lessons should be just that, a lesson to all and then
We’ll ensure we don’t make those mistakes, ever more again
Have patience with the folk we know from other generations
Accept their differing standards and smooth out the corrugations
Work on achieving harmony and if we make these things our mission
The cancers that now eat our world will be in permanent remission
Let us have more compassion for those less well off than we
Whether half a world away or here in our community
Look hard at all their heartache and starvation and the strife
And do our bit to share some of what we have in our life
Now this is just a small start for the difference we could make
If we adopt a change of attitude with each new step that we take
So that our world could change remarkably for the betterment of all
Then so many things would follow to complete the overhaul.