On the cusp of the changeover
as you look at your reflection, 2020,
what do you see?
do you see disease, death and despair
dithering decisions, deplorable delays
drunken dawdling of depraved desperation,
depressingly dud deliberations,
dropping deeper into the dungeon of despondency
domestic drudgery and drowsiness dominating
the moments of delight dodging longevity
raving, ranting and regretting
when everything and nothing overwhelmed
and selfishness supremely reigned!
Or do you see nature coming into its own once again
family times, selflessness and gratitude
the tireless toils of the committed
giving freely and helping the helpless
time to ponder, to see the larger picture
to realise the worthlessness of the proud “I am”
to hold precious stillness and the quiet
ephemerality never more obvious
than in the moments spent in introspection
getting in touch with all aspects of self; good, unseen and carefully hidden
accepting the reality with equanimity
rising above the humdrum to connect at a higher plane!
Or all you see is the sameness
that happens eerily year after year
the ever moving cycle of life crushing a few
and taking forward the doughty rest
do you think you were a necessary pause
a lesson that humanity had forgotten
a test that earthlings had to take
will it tiptoe in quietly like you did
will there be a big bang of change
2020 do you see 2021 following your footsteps
or will it breakaway cleanly from your shackles
will it be the same old dawn
or the dawning of a new era, you too are not privy to!
Wishing my blogging family a very happy new year! May it be a year of good health, contentment and peace for all.