New Year’s Eve
Just a normal English night
With the rain pouring down.
Make sure you take your wellies
If you venture into town.
For the sky is dark and stormy
And the breeze is blowing sleet,
As the umbrellas are competing
For a space upon the street.
But there’s a pub on every corner
Providing refuge from the storm.
Good friends gather, toast and cheer
And keep each other warm.
Companionship binds each one
No other place they’d rather be
Locking arms and singing songs
In human harmony.
Jae Sherwood writes creative non-fiction and poetry. She is taking to focus on her writing. Ms. Sherwood earned her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Virginia. She hopes to continue her craft when she and her husband set sail; they plan to give up their lives ashore to live on their boat. She recently published a children’s book, Little Leona of Monsters and Fire.