Carrying Memories Into The New Year

With the church bells' ringing
the new year enters
echoing the days of yesteryear
memories of happiness
the smiles of our children
the sunlight within each face

Who will remember these dear ones
far from our yearning arms
Who remembers all they were
the way she danced, the hat he wore
With the old year gone, will they
no longer be known?

We will remember them, each one
We will hold them in our hearts
as we carry memories
into this new year.

We will allow the memories to
make us laugh, to make us sing.
Their lives will fill the air
as the church bells ring.

  Alice J. Wisler