NEW YEARS POEMS: “This Year Is Yours” by Alfred Lord Tennyson



This Year Is Yours


God built and launched this year for you;
Upon the bridge you stand;
It’s your ship, aye, your own ship,
And you are in command.
Just what the twelve months’ trip will do
Rests wholly, solely, friend, with you.

Your logbook kept from day to day
My friend, what will it show?
Have you on your appointed way
Made progress, yes or no?
The log will tell, like guiding star,
The sort of captain that you are.

For weal or woe this year is yours;
Your ship is on life’s sea
Your acts, as captain, must
decide Whichever it shall be;
So now in starting on your trip,
Ask God to help you sail your ship.


by Alfred Lord Tennyson


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Margaret says:

    Definite poem to copy in my journal, thanks 👍

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    1. Oh that is so nice to hear dear Margaret! Happy New Year!!!!<3

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. Happy New Year!!! 🙂

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  2. love love this one! thank you and Happy new year!

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    1. Thank you so much Michele! For you too Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true this year!!! 🙂 ❤

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