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Twenty, Twenty Four

The Year of the Dragon

By J. S. WadePublished 7 months ago β€’ Updated 7 months ago β€’ 1 min read

Rich memories kept, from woes I will run.

Ashes to dust, I relinquish the past.

Twenty, twenty four a new life begun.


Tethered, manacled, my heart rendered numb.

Not one or two, numberless years amassed.

Rich memories kept, from woes I will run.


New dreams, bright hopes, dawn with the rising sun,

embracing new life, each breath unsurpassed.

Twenty, twenty four. A new life begun.


By bread alone and emotional crumbs,

my world is dying, entombed, and wormcast.

Rich memories kept, from woes I will run.


L’Chaim, to life, engage and become

completely transformed for troubles have passed.

Twenty, twenty four. A new life begun.


Resolved, this Year the Dragon will come.

A chance to seize life, courageous and jazzed.

Rich memories kept, from woes I will run.

Twenty, twenty four. A new life begun.



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J. S. Wade

Since reading Tolkien in Middle school, I have been fascinated with creating, reading, and hearing art through story’s and music. I am a perpetual student of writing and life.

J. S. Wade owns all work contained here.

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Comments (16)

  • Caroline Jane7 months ago

    Quite the mantra! ✌️

  • Jay Kantor7 months ago

    Scott - "World Peace" ~ 24 ~ Jay

  • And so it begins..., ...once again.

  • Cathy holmes7 months ago

    Wonderful vill. Well done, Scott.

  • Daphsam7 months ago

    Very nice job!

  • Grz Colm7 months ago

    Good work on your villanelle Scott! Best wishes for 2024! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  • Dana Crandell7 months ago

    Great villanelle and a very positive outlook for the New Year!

  • Excellent Vilanelle Scott

  • Babs Iverson7 months ago

    Fabulous!!! Love your inspirational Villanelle poem!!!β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•

  • Great work as always Scott!!! Here's to a wonderful and beautiful new year!!!

  • ROCK 7 months ago

    A classic and graceful poem I thoroughly enjoyed. Best wishes for a peaceful 2024!

  • Hannah Moore7 months ago

    Happy new year! May your courage hold!

  • Manisha Dhalani7 months ago

    Awesome poem about the new year. Happy 2024!

  • This was so powerful! Wishing you a veryyyyy Happy New Year! May only good things come your way! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

  • k eleanor7 months ago

    Amazing! Here's to a vibrant 2024 and the journey that lies ahead! Happy new year(soon)!

  • Judey Kalchik 7 months ago

    Amen and amen. I love this for you. I love this for us all

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