Happy New Years from the Fillies!!!!



A brand new year is nearly here
with hopes where steps could lead
to unexpected challenges
that could help you succeed.

Look for your opportunities;
they’re all around today.
Forget the past, for it is gone.
New steps now lead the way.

Yes, this could really be the year
with list of things to do
when unexpected treasures loom
as favorite dream comes true.

It’s with a great deal of pleasure that we have a guest, Marianne McNeil Logan, an Amarillo poet, to write a special poem for New Year’s Day 2014.

Marianne McNeil Logan is well-known as a rhyming poet. With over 2,000 contest awards, she’s won local, state, area, national, and even three international awards. One book won three national awards. Her latest book, The Worth of Mirth contains humorous and hilarious bits of her life — and yes, she has a quirky sense of finding fun in all types of situations.

She wrote a note to me that really tugged at my heart. “Thank you, thank you for asking me. This is the first poem I’ve written that flowed like my poetry used to.  I haven’t been able to write since Claude got sick nearly five years ago.  I’ve prayed night after night that He would help me get started again. How I’ll pray that this was the catalyst.  Again thanks.”

Happy Holidays to all!

 mmclogan            worth of mirth pic

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A native Texan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Phyliss Miranda still believes in the Code of the Old West and loves to share her love for antiques, the lost art of quilting, and the Wild West.

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7 thoughts on “Happy New Years from the Fillies!!!!”

  1. Phyliss, this is a great poem! It gives such hope and brightness for the year ahead. Unexpected treasures. I always love those! And her words to you brought a lump to my throat. I do hope that Marianne can find the strength and courage to begin to live her life again and find joy and fulfillment. Thank you for sharing both the poem and her words.

    Wishing you a very prosperous and Happy New Year!!

  2. Here’s hoping that poem will get Marianne back in the swing of things with her poetry! I admire anyone who can write poetry and have it make sense. Here’s hoping 2015 will be a wonderful year for her and for everyone, with much personal success and happiness!

  3. So glad you asked Marianne McNeil Logan to write the poem for your New Year’s post. It was a gift to us and, hopefully will be a gift to her, inspiring her to write again.
    Thanks to all the Fillies and their guests for an enjoyable and enlightening year of posts. I know I’ll always find a post introducing a book I’ll want to read or some tidbit of history that I’ll enjoy learning. I look forward to another year full of reading and learning. The best of everything to all of you in 2015.

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