I came across this dialog on http://www.apples4theteacher.com while I was searching for some New Year’s ideas for my class.

It is actually a poem but could be used in many other ways as well. It goes like this:

THE NEW YEAR

MORTAL:

‘The night is cold, the hour is late, the world is bleak and drear;
Who is it knocking at my door?’

THE NEW YEAR:
“I am Good Cheer.”

MORTAL:
“Your voice is strange; I know you not; in shadows dark I grope.
What seek you here?”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Friend, let me in; my name is Hope.”

MORTAL:
“And mine is Failure; you but mock the life you seek to bless. Pass on.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Nay, open wide the door; I am Success.”

MORTAL:
“But I am ill and spent with pain; too late has come your wealth. I cannot use it.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“Listen, friend; I am Good Health.”

MORTAL:
“Now, wide I fling my door. Come in, and your fair statements prove.”

THE NEW YEAR:
“But you must open, too, your heart, for I am Love.”

It is nice, isnt’ it ?

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