I see this poet in Civic standing tall and somewhat dishevelled asking passers by if they'd like to buy a photocopy of one of his poems … yesterday I did and I liked it … here it is….

The New Year – by Rudi de Jong

Time passing

the old becoming new

new hopes

new visions

a royal tapestry

old ways

resolutions forgotten

home, sweet, home

the golden handshake

the spoken word

prayers said

midnight joys

the economy in trouble

friends hard to find

the word spoken

another year

the future unknown

"Sufficient unto the day the evil there of"

the New Year.