Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 12,891 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

Year 2018 - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

Year 2018 just gone by
Was probably the longest year ever…
Wavy, unpredictable ups, downs, and plateaus.

Earthquake in one place, tsunami in another,
Cyclone in one place, terrorist attack in another.
Drought in one place, famine in another…
Saved only by the warmth of the caring humanity.
But thank God, it's all over…

Year 2019 is here now…
Who knows what it brings.
How many fortunes and what kind of misfortunes.

Hold on
to what
You've got, Friends.
It may all disappear
In a jiffy.

Topic(s) of this poem: time

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Year 2018 by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • Poet Poet (1/6/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    One thing is certain now you will also PG's DIDI read me MY MOMS'S MILES 'AND MOTHERS DAY TODAY READ YOU MAY KINDLY comment also Thanks in advance please didi (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (1/2/2019 10:09:00 PM)

    Quite true! 2018 was in general not a favourable year. It was a year of many truamatic experiences! Thank God it is over and we are fortunate to witness the birth of another year! Let us hope that it will bring for us better fortunes. It is hope that sustains man! Wish you a New Year of Health, Happiness and Harmony! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/2/2019 1:55:00 PM)

    With many memories of love and pain 2018 has gone away. Still we thank God for bringing love and peace for all of us with this New Year. An excellent poem is beautifully penned...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (1/2/2019 3:22:00 AM)

    A poem that speaks of hope and despair, but an inspirational poem over all, as the concluding lines suggest.
    Well done Jasbir, for a brief round up of the year gone by.

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/2/2019 3:05:00 AM)

    The way you have dealt with the subject,2018 looks like it was the longest year in view of its terrible moments. We do share your anguish. But the unpredictability of what the future has in store should not deter us from being optimistic and spirited. Thanks, Jasbir ji. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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