So 2013 is now done,
And it wasn’t a winner in sum;
From Snowden and leaks
To Healthcare site tweaks,
And the government shutdown was dumb.
In Syria families were dying,
In Boston crude bombs had us crying,
And gun-toting fools
Invaded our schools,
(A fact the gun-lobby’s denying).
The Tea-Party stand had a cost,
All bipartisan effort was tossed;
And while NSA actions
Irked civil rights factions,
Famed statesman Mandela was lost.
It did have its moments of joy,
More workers have found an employ;
With the Fed in its sites
Stock markets hit heights,
And the Brits got a prince of a boy.
So on New Years take steps that are bold,
Take action to solve problems old;
Be it health or your savings
Or curbing your cravings,
Be daring, break out of the mold!