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