The New Year never seems quite right
For making resolutions,
For looking at the way we live,
For life-style type ablutions.
Then heaven-sent, along comes Lent:
Some folk new vows are taking,
To give up what they most enjoy,
Their pleasures thus forsaking.
No doubt the whole experience
Could prove a double winner:
An empathy with sacrifice,
And becoming somewhat thinner.
But early spring's undoubtedly
The best time for review,
When nature is awakening
And all is fresh and new.
A small green shoot...the sun's brief warmth...
Can kick-start self-inspection.
Now everyone must surely feel,
The power of resurrection.