What do you see, 2020?

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!

What do you see # 62 – December 28th 2020

Wishing my blogging family a very happy new year! May it be a year of good health, contentment and peace for all.

57 thoughts on “What do you see, 2020?

  1. Fabulous use of alliteration. Life really is what we make of it, even within constraints and loss. You give us pause to reflect upon that. All the best in 2021!

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  2. WOW! One of my favorites, Punam. Just wonderful. I especially loved the introspection part,

    “to realise the worthlessness of the proud β€œI 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.”

    That is beautifully penned, and Truth. Happy New Year, my friend. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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  3. I look at 2020 with as much equanimity as the years before. As with every passing moment, who knows the mesmerizing or probably random schemas of the universe. I accept that these are mysteries that my simple mind cannot fathom (not yet at least, though one is always exploring and searching).
    I also welcome 2021 with the same composure, especially since it arrives with the baggage of a lot of expectations from everyone.
    2020 was and 2021 will be – but in the end – whatever will be, will be – che sara sara!

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  4. Lovely. Hopefully 2020 has taught us a big lesson….save the planet and we are saved. We have been careless and our huge ego, thinking we can get away with anything and everything has taken a hit. For the good.

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