New Year Poem – Inspirational Words of Wisdom

New Year Poem

Share a new year poem with someone in your life that you wish to encourage or inspire. The beginning of a new year – a great time to offer encouragement and motivation! The verses in this collection of poems are ones that will offer good wishes, but also encourage others to let this new year be one of the best years they have had. A wide variety of poems are offered! Pick a new year poem that best suits the person you are sending it to or, let the verses inspire you!

You may also enjoy our collection of New Year Wishes or New Year Quotes or New Year Greetings.

happy new year poem

Poet: J. Allen Shaw, ©2017

Many of us are dreamers, in 2018 become doers.
Make your thoughts actions and become pursuers.
Don’t make resolutions without an action plan.
The secret to success is right in your hands.

Thomas Edison discovered more than 1000 ways, to not invent a bulb of light,
But eventually, through perspiration, he found the solution to get it just right.
If he had stopped at nine hundred ninety-nine,
You’d be reading in the dark, and might miss a line.

Take the first step, do something outrageous,
The act of doing, will become quite contagious.
Accomplishments will come closer each day,
Don’t just wish, but act and pray!

Don’t let pride ever cause you to stumble,
Baby steps are still progress and keep us humble.
It’s better to move slowly then to turn or hide,
Keep your eyes focused, let God be your guide.

At the end of the year, you’ll discover you’ve been moving,
Much closer to the goals, you have always been pursuing.
It won’t all happen on January one,
But with faith, hope, and action, you will get the job done.

Happy New Year

H appiness depends upon your outlook on life. – Find the good in all situations
A ttitude is just as important as ability.- Keep your attitude positive
P assion find yours this year! – Do what you love and you will never work
P ositive thoughts make everything easier.- Stay focused and stay positive
Y ou are unique, with special gifts, use them. – Never forget you have talent

N ew beginnings with a new year.
Enthusiasm a true secret of success.
W ishes may they turn into goals.

Y ears go by to quickly, enjoy them.- Wisdom from your elders, listen
E nergy may you have lots of it. – Take care of yourself
A ppreciation of life, don’t take it for granted. – Live each day
R elax take the time to relax in this coming year.- Keep a balance in your life

New Year Poem

Just For You
Poet: Kate Summers

This New Year Poem is just for you
Be happy and live life through
Look forward to coming the days
May happiness be your way.

No matter what challenges you face
Find the good and you will find your place
Being optimistic is the way
To be successful every day!

A New Year’s Wish
Poet: Helen Van Anderson Gordon

May each day bring thee something
Fair to hold in memory–
Some true light to shine
Upon thee in the after days.
May each night bring thee peace,
As when the dove broods o’er
The young she loves; may day
And night the circle of
A rich experience weave
About thy life, and make
It rich with knowledge, but radiant
With Love, whose blossoms shall be
Tender deeds.

His Unfailing Presence
Author Unknown

Another year I enter
Its history unknown;
Oh, how my feet would tremble
To tread its paths alone!
But I have heard a whisper
I know I shall be blest;
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.”

What will the New Year bring me?
I may not, must not know; will it be love and rapture,
Or loneliness and woe?
Hush! Hush! I hear His whisper;
I surely shall be blest;
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.”

Happy 365 Days To You

Happy 365 Days
Catherine Pulsifer

Happy New Year to you and your family too
May you celebrate the day and look forward to the new
May you see a year full of happiness and health
May your pockets be full and you will have your share of wealth.

Each year brings challenges that is for sure
Persist and persevere and you will endure.
For success will be found for the one who does that
At the end of the year you will deserve a good pat.

Take the time to enjoy those near to you
And always stay positive never be blue.
The important things in life are never things
It is the relationships we have and the love they bring.

Always be thankful for the blessings you have
And that includes being thankful for your Mom and Dad.
Be sure to thank God each and every day
For with God in your life you will not go astray.

Let your attitude be positive and bright
And always walk away from those who want to fight.
For life is too short for anger and jealousy
Instead live your life with zealously.

Life each day and take the time to see
How wonderful the simple things of life can be.
And always make sure you have balance in your work and play
By doing that you will enjoy 365 days.

By following these suggestion you will be glad
As a very happy new year you will have!

The Best Memory System
Author Unknown

Forget the kindness that you do, as soon as you have done it;
Forget the praise that falls on you, the moment you have won it.
Forget the slander that you hear, before you can repeat it;
Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer, wherever you may meet it.

Remember every kindness done, to you, whate’er its measure;
Remember praise by others won, and pass it on with pleasure.
Remember every promise made, and keep it to the letter;
Remember those who lend you aid, and be a grateful debtor.

Remember all the happiness that comes your way in living;
Forget each worry and distress, be hopeful and forgiving.
Remember good, remember truth, remember heaven’s above you.
And you will find through age and youth, true joy and hearts to love you!

Thankful For The Day
by Catherine Pulsifer

Once a year, every year it comes
Marching in drum by drum.
One year ends and another begins
Often time it brings a grin.

Some people are glad to see the old year go
But others feel time has gone to slow.
Some people wish time would stand still
But a thought like that gives me a chill.

You see an opportunity exists each year
To help others and bring good cheer.
Our attitude towards our time
Can be worth a dollar or just a dime.

This coming year live each day
Keep negative thoughts at bay.
Life is too short to live with regrets
Life is too short to live with big debts.

Appreciate and be content
Do not spend your time in lament.
Awake each day and always pray
Be thankful for another day.

A good New Year, with many blessings in it!

The New Year
E. Matheson

“A good New Year, with many blessings in it!”
Once more go forth the kindly wish and word.
A good New Year! and may we all begin it
With hearts by noble thought and purpose stirred.

The Old Year’s over, with its joy and sadness;
The path before us is untried and dim;
But let us take it with the step of gladness,
For God is there, and we can trust in Him.

What of the buried hopes that lie behind us!
Their graves may yet grow flowers, so let them rest.
To-day is ours, and it must find us
Prepared to hope afresh and do our best.

God knows what finite wisdom only guesses;
Not here from our dim eyes the mist will roll.
What we call failures, He may deem successes
Who sees in broken parts the perfect whole.

And if we miss some dear familiar faces,
Passed on before us to the Home above,
Even while we count, through tears, their vacant places,
He heals our sorrows with His balm of Love.

No human lot is free from cares and crosses,
Each passing year will bring both shine and shower;
Yet, though on troubled seas life’s vessel tosses,
The storms of earth endure but for an hour.

And should the river of our happy laughter
Flow ‘neath a sky no cloud yet overcasts,
We will not fear the shadows coming after,
But make the most of sunshine while it lasts.

A good New Year! Oh, let us all begin it
With cheerful faces turning to the light!
A good New Year, which will have blessings in it
If we but persevere and do aright.

Old and New Year
Poet: Author Unknown

The old year now away is fled,
The new year it is entered,
Then let us now our sins down-tread
And joyfully all appear.
Let’s merry be this holiday,
And let us now both sport and play,
Hang sorrow, let’s cast care away:
God send you a happy New Year!

New Year Begun
Poet: Unknown

The New Year is begun,
Good-morrow, my masters all!
The cheerful rising sun
Now shining in this hall,
Brings mirth and joy
To man and boy.
With all that here doth dwell;
Whom Jesus bless
With love’s increase,
So all things shall prosper well.

New Year Brings
Poet: Kate Summers, ©2016

This New Year could bring so many things
But when I stop and ponder I know what I want it to bring.
First on my list would be
peace for all and people living free

Second would be food for all
No more hunger or empty stalls
We would find more people sharing
and a lot more caring.

Imagine such a place
It would bring a smile to my face
Let this New Year be the one
That these things may be done.

Two or three minutes - two or three hours,
what do they mean in this life of ours?

Minutes of Gold
Poet: Unknown

“Two or three minutes – two or three hours,
what do they mean in this life of ours?
Not very much if but counted as time,
but minutes of gold and hours sublime,
If only we’ll use them once in a while,
to make someone happy – make someone smile.
A minute may dry a little lad’s tears,
an hour sweep aside the trouble of years.
Minutes of my time may bring to an end
hopelessness somewhere, and bring me a friend.

A New Start
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2017

A New Year is a new start
Never doubt the feelings of your heart.
And we determine how it will be
In our own attitude you see.

We can celebrate the day
but our thoughts show us the way
Do we change or stay the same
Are we looking for fortune or fame.

Think of how you want your life to be
The new year can set you free
A time to rethink what life will bring
A time to see that life can sing.

So as this year does begin
Let your attitude be one that wins
Set your goals, take action too
And then the best will come to you.

Last Year
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2017

Last year is gone I am happy to say
I had my challenges almost every day
But a brand new year is a brand new start
And life will be good I feel it in my heart.

They say do not look back
They say just stay on track
Don’t be discouraged, don’t let it get you down
Otherwise you waste your year with lots of frowns.

So let this new year begin
I say this with a grin
Each day I know I can overcome
the challenges – there will be some.

But the good times I know
Will outweigh the bad though
And moving forward I can see
I will be happy as I can be.

You were not made for failure but success. Wilhelmina Stitch

To One Who Feels Inferior
Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch

You were not made for failure but success;
not born for sorrow but for happiness.
Keep this in mind through all life’s storms and stress.

You were not born a slave but as free as air,
in all the beauty of the world you share,
now banish fear and brush away dull care.

The heroes of the world are your true kin.
You, too, have greatness buried deep within.
Give it a chance; no fight too hard to win.

Remember this great world has need of you,
has need of the work that you can do;
and of your visions and your ideals too.

Keep Your Focus
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Keep your focus on the good and let the petty issues of life go by.
Don’t let others bring you down by listening to their sighs.
We wish nothing but happiness, a life full of miracles
And while things may at times be difficult
Stay focused and be happy each day of the year
And you will find success and we will all cheer!

A Time To Shine
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Look at this coming year as a time to shine.
Stay away from negative people who constantly whine.
Surround yourself with people who share
And people who do the things that show they care.
The year will pass quickly and you will look back
And be happy to see the difference you made in lives that lack.

Love and Caring
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

New Years brings fireworks high in the sky
Keep learning and always question the why
Live your life for all to see
That love and caring brings success to thee.

This New Year
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Don’t carry grudges into this new year
Move forward and have no fear
And as far as mistakes
Learn from them and do what it takes
To make the coming year nothing but great.
Each year gives us experience for us to gain
Learn from them and do not blame
Take each day as it comes
Do not worry as it helps no one.
You now have 365 days ahead
Remember the words of those who said:
“You are writing your own story
Make it a best seller and give God the glory”.

Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

The past year leaves you with experiences to learn
Mistakes you made and you felt burned
But as the New Year approaches move forward and find
That you will reach success if you keep positive thoughts in your mind.

Others will look at your attitude and determine
The example you set is better than a sermon.
Encourage and help others achieve,
their success is possible if only they believe.

Encourage and help others

New Year Goals
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

New Year goals you may set
Take the action so they are met.
Achieving a goal brings success and happiness too
Keep moving forward and being You.
Even though challenges you will face
Don’t be discouraged just keep up the pace
By doing a little bit each day
You will see your goals accomplished this way.

And when the year ends you will see
Your goals completed and satisfaction will be
Keep a positive attitude and you will find
You will do it when you focus your mind.

Dreams Can Come True
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

We all have heard the saying as we grew,
That if you believe then your dreams can come true
So let this New Year be the year that
you take action and not just chat.

Believe in yourself and your abilities too
Focus your mind on the how and not the who
This New Year can be the year for you
Where your dreams can come true by what you do.

Keep your attitude positive
And disregard the negative.

Success in the New Year
Poet: Kate Summers

For success in the New Year
And for a life full of cheer
Keep your attitude positive
And disregard the negative.
No matter what happens in the year
Keep looking forward without fear
Find the good in all things
Show gratitude and thanksgiving
And the year will end
On a positive ring.

Get Your Options Clear
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

A time to get your options clear
Is found with each coming new year.
You must take each day as a new opportunity
What impact will you make on your community?
Each day is a new beginning,
the chance for your life to be winning.

Turn those dreams into a realistic plan
Take steps even if it is only one action, you can!
Keep your dream traveling forward and not stuck on the tracks.
Wheels of a train only can move with energy not slack.
And, just like a train, life needs your energy
No pointed wasting it on yesterday.
Each revolution of the wheels, each revolution of your steps
Keeps the train and your life moving – completing projects.

My hope for you in the coming year is you find
Happiness, and share it with people in kind.
Use your abilities to solve problems and challenges;
Never doubt and remember that you are talented.
Hope, may you always have it when you feel down
Even though you may only want to frown.
Goals, to keep you focus on your dreams;
Allowing you to move ahead full steam.

This New Year you can solve your problems, focus on your goals, and always have hope,
Success will find you and you will no longer have to just cope!

A Carol At The Gates
Poet: Unknown

Here we come a-whistling through the fields so green;
Here we come a-singing, so fair to be seen.
God send you happy, God send you happy,
Pray God send you a happy New Year!

The roads are very dirty, my boots are very thin,
I have a little pocket to put a penny in.
God send you happy, God send you happy,
Pray God send you a happy New Year!

Bring out your little table and spread it with a cloth,
Bring out some of your old ale, likewise your Christmas loaf.
God send you happy, God send you happy,
Pray God send you a happy New Year!

God bless the master of this house, likewise the mistress, too,
And all the little children that round the table strew.
God send you happy, God send you happy,
Pray God send you a happy New Year!

Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 1976

Have you been content in the year now past?
Were your achievements heroic or vast?
Was every moment put to good use?
Or, did you in some way this privilege abuse?

These hours of time you cannot retract;
History was made and is now become fact.
Did you spend time with your wee ones in prayer?
Teach them of Jesus, His love and His care?

Did you make time to visit the lonely?
A time of sweet sharing they feel with you only?
Can you now say as the year is near gone;
“It has been bright, as bright as the dawn?”

Or were there moments you’d like to undo?
Erase an impression and start it anew?
Recall hasty words you would never have said,
Had you been guided by His Spirit instead.

Were you contented in the place that He called you?
Faithful and willing in all that you must do?
Or were there times when you slackened your pace?
Shunning your duties, forgetting His grace?

Would you be willing, with all things accounted,
For God to keep record, your life to be mounted?
Or are there changes you feel you would make,
If God would allow you to erase each mistake?

The goal of perfection you cannot achieve,
The moments gone by us we cannot retrieve.
But cheer up, dear Christian, continue to strive,
Be of good courage, your faith is alive.

Intention of good will and peace to all men,
A new year is dawning, be joyous again.
Give praise for achievements, though humble and small,
Because of His mercy they existed at all!

The future holds brightness if His will be done,
Continue the efforts your zeal has begun.
Let God guide you onward, sufficient each day,
Constantly blessing and leading the way.

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