Today’s Pondering~The Night Before New Year’s

I don’t often share poetry, but when I do, it’s at least mildly funny.  Take a look at this:

Happy New Year

‘Twas the night before New Year’s and all through the house,

I’d been pacing and stewing because I wanted to go out.

But since I’d given up drinking and all but given up on men,

there was no need for me to go out there again.

So I brewed some more tea and sat down at my desk

I didn’t feel much like writing, but I’d give it my best.

My daughter was elsewhere, and as I sat here alone

I kept checking my e-mail, my Facebook and phone.

But alas, there was nothing, not even a text

Not from family, nor friends, not even an ex…

The crockpot was filled with the pork and the kraut

in hopes that a serving might keep bad luck out.

So I turned on a movie I’d seen hundreds of times

and I sat back and recited some of my favorite lines.

When all of a sudden, I heard thumps through the wall

the bass from my neighbor’s latest community ball

I banged on the wall but the noise just grew louder

So I sat and complained to myself for an hour.

The party, a reminder of my lonely state

the least I could have done was secure a bad date.

But this year it had seemed like a much better plan

to spend some time with My God instead of some man.

Not bashing, not trashing, not trying to sound bitter

I just needed some time to get my thoughts together.

In reflection on what had been a treacherous year,

at the end of it all, I can say, “I’m still here.”

In all seriousnes, I praise Jesus for saving me and making me new each and every day.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my little poem and that you’re having a safe and fun-filled time tonight wherever you are.  Happy New Year!  Be blessed!


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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

Be blessed!

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