Thoughts about new year

As a new year begins

As another new year begins

spreading before us its pristine, blank pages,

that await to be inscribed with fresh chapters

and shaded in colors never before seen,

vibrant hues of hope dissipate all around

alongside the auspicious sparkle of fireworks,

as we stand once again at the gateway of brighter tomorrows

trying to recapture our rights to believe in dreams.


Yet, how caught up are we in our erroneous ways

strangely content in navigating our lives,

to the professed safety of harbours preset by society

sacrificing our individualities,

as we keep on seeking greener pastures of happiness

our success gauged in winning futile races to smell plastic roses.


How hollow are our resolutions without determination

which get abandoned half way or doomed to fade in time,

as we vainly attempt to justify our choices and actions

by excuses molded to suit convenience,

when lies repeated most often morphs as our new truths

and we unwittingly tag along their burden,

our ideals woven solely from the voices

that first reach our ears in this pandemonium.


Still, there is a dwindling beacon of hope

feeding on the goodness remaining in our hearts,

that refuses to be snuffed out even at this dark hour

and begs us to remove the clogs of our ego,

to let the cascades of love and truth drench the virgin soil

of our minds to nurture our true potential,

as we stop waiting for someone else to take that daunting first step

in our journeys of life seeking fulfilment.

©2017 Anjana Vipin E







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I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

14 thoughts on “Thoughts about new year

  • January 3, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Beautifully penned and emoted Anjana, and let us hope this year brings some solace and a change that forges better pathways to peace and fulfillment. Lovely verse as always my friend.

    • January 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM

      Thank you so much Tony..delighted, as always, to have your kind words on my page..Was feeling that this write was a bit out of my comfort zone..thought it would do me good to shuffle topics..So glad that you liked this..

  • January 3, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    Thank you so much for reading Ralph..I truly appreciate your lovely comment..

  • January 3, 2017 at 7:12 PM

    Thank you so much for your kind words happy to know that you liked it..

  • January 4, 2017 at 9:38 AM

    Better grab the bull by the horns and go. I love your take for the new year. Stop following along with life. Venture, risk, chance yourself and maybe you may find a different incarnation altogether, something or someone you may love even more than your present self. We do need to stop being content with just scrapping by, and winning participation trophies. That’s not how I was brought up. Even in the beauty of life itself I strive to be the best at understanding it. Great piece really got me thinking my friend. Thank you for sharing.~Paul

  • January 4, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Thank you so much dear Paul for sharing your thoughts ..You have said everything I felt when I was writing this one..We all.try to fit in and as long as we don’t lose ourselves in that process it is fine too..I am delighted that you read this and always appreciate your friendship and support..

  • January 5, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    Great thoughts beautifully expressed. Wishing you a very Happy Prosperous New Year, Anjana.

  • January 5, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Thank you so much dear Nithya..Delighted that you liked this and appreciate your kind words..Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year too..

  • January 8, 2017 at 3:00 AM

    Wonderful poetic thoughts on the New Year. With each one we all hope for new beginnings.

  • January 8, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    Thank you so much dear Rasma..So kind of you to stop by my page and leave such encouraging words..I truly appreciate your support..

  • January 17, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Beautifully ascribed, young poetess. With the feet of man set in stone, the will flies everywhere to accomplish that which is desired. Positive for those who possess possitivity, and for those who read and think positively. Very well written, my dear friend, from both sides of the board!

  • January 17, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment dear Donald..I am so glad you liked this and as always I so much appreciate your support and encouragement..


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