Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Rookie (10.6.1938 / India)

To The New Year - Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

To the New Year

If Life be a Sea and your are a Wave,
O kind New Year, will you not save
Us from sinking, by letting us ride
Atop your apex, taming the tide?

If Life be a Book and a Page you are,
O neat New Year, let us not mar
With blots and blotches, your fresh fair face,
Nor waste, with blanks, you scanty space.

If Life be a Play and you are a Scene,
Help us enact some roles that are clean,
O noble New Year, during your term.
Be fair sans favour, forgiving but firm.

If Life be a Travel and a Train you be,
O New Year dear, please hear my plea:
Carry us not, through rancid routes,
To stalls that sell forbidden fruits.

If Life be a Game and you are a Ball,
O smart New Year, fail not to fall
In goals like Health, courage, compassion;
Avoid such goals as pelf and passion.
f Life be a Prayer and you are His proxy
Bringing us alms, O New Year, mercy!
Place some crumbs of Peace in our bowls
To feed our hungry hearts and souls.

Comments about To The New Year by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

  • Kim Barney (12/28/2015 8:27:00 AM)

    Very inspirational thoughts in this New Year poem. Well done. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/28/2015 6:33:00 AM)

    Very thought provoking, meaningful and inspirational poem penned with positive attitude. Enjoyed the please made to new year giving it motley forms. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (12/28/2015 5:28:00 AM)

    If life be a sea, book, play, travel, game and prayer, let New Year be a wave, page, scene, train, ball and His proxy to lead all well ever! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/28/2015 1:23:00 AM)

    Awesome new year poem...Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (12/13/2008 7:53:00 AM)

    Life is given a new dimension and different definitions here wonderfully. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 13, 2008

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