New Year Comin’



Welcome the new year like a new pair of socks!

A new bundle of socks! Ready for the roads ahead.

Smell them now. Fresh! Clean! New! Unworn.

A year from now they’ll have been used hard.

Some in shoes, boots and on floors. Or worse!

With holes, worn through spots and frays.

Each a bit of the journey, sweated and bloodied.

A bundle of socks to bring in the new year!

A promise of new roads ahead, adventures.

Something to go towards, to grow towards.

A new year is a comin’ like it or not.

Like your new socks, it is just waiting to go.

Come this time next year, where will you be?

Where will your socks and feet have taken you?

Brace for an adventure, and be ready for work.

Cold days may take two pair, and others none.

Barefeet with socks tucked away, beach days!

Dancing in new boots, a blister or two. Ouch.

Walking in old shoes with new socks – bliss!

Take the miles as they come, store up memories.

Dance. Laugh. Smell. Taste. LIVE large and loud.


Happy New Year poetic friends! We’ll see you in 2014. Don’t forget some new socks! 🙂  Oh and thanks to my dear husband, Earl, for being my inspiration, my motivation and my sometimes visual. Love you, always and in all ways!



  1. claudia said,

    December 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    haha….live large and loud….yes…and i’m all up for dancing until i get blisters in the new boots… life holds so much in store for us…happy new year to you shanyn..

  2. brian miller said,

    December 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    happy new year shanyn! hey new socks for new journeys eh? all for dancing laughing and smiling….

  3. January 1, 2014 at 12:59 am

    New socks for the new year… sounds good. A very playful write.
    I wish you a happy new year. Have a good time. 🙂

  4. ed p said,

    January 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    happy new year! wishing you and your family all the best in 2014:) my new daughter is obsessed with socks, can’t leave them on her feet…

    • shanyns said,

      January 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      My husband loves his socks, I can’t stand them! Happy New Year a bit late! (this was hiding in the spam folder!)

  5. January 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Happy new year… Yes it’s like a new pair of socks.. or a whole bundle… what a great metaphor… Hope for those days without socks though

    • shanyns said,

      January 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Amen for sock-free days! It warmed up to -27 C today so yay! That rise in temp by 10 degrees is big when it has been so cold.

  6. lynndiane said,

    January 6, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Enjoyed this happy new year’s dance! May you have many exciting adventures this year…all part of the hard work, yes?!

    • shanyns said,

      January 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Happy New year to you as well! Love the adventures, and the work. 🙂

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