I saw you come in, a wee, naked babe,
a wee, naked babe on the threshold.
You grew to become a curious child,
eyes of wonder, pure as gold.
Soon you were in your youth
when you were determined and bold.
You matured into a mighty man,
rough, tough, and self-controlled.
I saw you go out, a staggering man,
a staggering man of old,
to make way for a new, wee, naked babe,
a new, wee, naked babe on a fresh threshold.
A babe follows another babe to welcome a new year.
Farewell to days of old, and greetings to days to unfold.
Time, moving image of eternity.
Sight to behold.