This midnight bids farewell to parting year
Who then, on chariot Time, his seat vacates.
The New Year succeeds him as Charioteer:
To drive us on, he's waiting at our gates.
But OURS the choice of paths and destinations:
The Charioteer obeys but our instructions.
We must, to reach the most coveted station
Of PEACE, choose well-lit roads sans obstructions.
Such routes are those of Friendship, Love, Compassion,
Justice, Pardon, Truth and Selflessness.
The dingy lanes of Greed, Envy, Passion,
And Conflict lead to woe and sleeplessness.
Let's ask the New Year, within time minimal
To drive us to a common rendezvous.
Let's there construct the Hall of Universal
Peace, each person laying a brick or two.
Let it have Equality-spelling shape -
The rotund one that God has given the world.
Its doors with COLOURLESS curtains let us drape
And let a HUELESS flag be unfurled.
Every year, let's add a storey more;
Let its height increase step by step
Till, at last, the threshold of its door
Is face to face with our Heaven's doorstep.
This Heaven-on-Earth - man's own creation -
Who helps to build of his own volition,
Won't he find, after life's duration,
Into Heaven above sure admission?
a nice poem, have liked the thought in it and basically the second stanza Winnie
let's all join hands to hail a reign of peace on this earth...warm regards and wishing you well for the year ahead!
Very deep..and the message so relating..a revelation..a notion all of us will undergo... Thanks for sharing this..Truly a piece of art!
The great test of joy and its immaculate love makes it mien of peaceful.... Let's ask the New Year, within time minimal To drive us to a common rendezvous. Let's there construct the Hall of Universal Peace, each person laying a brick or two. Let it have Equality-spelling shape -
This is my second visit to this page. The poem reflects the musings at the threshold of a New Year devoted to universal peace, friendship and brotherhood emanating from a divine call. Thanks for sharing.
Nicely penned..I enjoyed reading it....
The poem is a farewell song for the year gone by and a welcome song for a Brand New Year before us. Great poetry.
This is a great poem..may you have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with many blessings..thank you for your beautiful poem..
A great message in the poem that is peace to the world that too in the coming new year we have to achieve by our efforts. Great writing.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
deep and delicate, tempt our mind to contemplate, nice and well penned..