To the New Year

It’s a few days late for resolutions–let’s hope that’s not an omen for the rest of the year–but it’s still the time for mulling over the coming year. So here’s to


 Hoping …

The Middle East will tire of bloodletting,

Washington will renounce close-minded radicals,

Americans and Middle Easterners alike will rethink the holiness of war.


 Resolving …

Well, I’ll let the Rabbleville Varmints (from HOME FIRES) handle that one …

Gregory HF critters

Matilda was to stop snooping so as to prevent further stretching her neck. Rufus would practice calmness and so avoid accidental quill launchings, Alphonse promised to sit an hour a day to see the world from the same level as the rest of them, and Eustasia swore off the contents of open garbage cans, which gave her gas. Myra was grateful for the illusion that this Christmas was past and the air cleared for sailing into the future.


Happy New Year

Judith Kirscht, author, at home with the dogs.



2 Responses to To the New Year

  1. Hemlata Vasavada January 12, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Perfect New Years resolutions symbolizing much more than the what the Rabbleville Varmints proposed to do. I’m with you in hoping for peace in the Middle East, end of obstructionism in Washington D.C. and end of holy wars. May your hopes–both personal and universal–be fulfilled in 2014..

    • Judith Kirscht January 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

      And the same to you and for you, Hema.

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