December 24, 2012

THE NEW YEAR OF VICTORY (2011)

This poem was published in a primary school magazine probably submitted by a pupil and the first time I read it I just fell in love with it and thought about sharing with my readers. Enjoy

A downing moment for all,
Social day for the local and global,
A sign of new opportunity for the mortal,
A half year for the business fiscal,
A new draft of the calendar,
A new age for everyone,
And new hope for the optimistic

The year 2009 perhaps two thousand and nine,
But not two thousand and mine,
A time for Usain Bolt to shine,
For Michael Jackson to follow the line,
With the fallen greats to wine and dine,

But lo! And Behold!
A new year from our Lord God,
A mirage of yesterday,
The yester’s two thousand and then,
Is today’s two thousand and eleven.
A time to awaken
For placement of the displaced,
For resettlement of the unsettled,
Development of the undeveloped.
A year for the candidates to shine,
A time of repent for the fallen
And time to resurrect our patience and love as Kenyans,
A year of Love, Peace and Unity,
Of giving in kind
And leaving the past behind!
2011, THE YEAR OF HOPE, BLESSING AND VICTORY!

Poem by: Sylivia Wanjiku




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