Happy New Year: A Poem by Steffi Bhateja

Another day has dawned
Bringing new hopes, new aspirations
With chrysanthemums of bright hues blooming to their full glory
The chill and frost fail to make the season grim
For we set on to merry-making , putting on our dancing shoes and shaking our heavily-clad bodies to the peppy numbers
Novelty, Promises, Success, Fortune- we hope for them to cross our way
The Past taught us,
Nurtured us to zoom into another year of bliss, beauty, blessings, not merely adding a digit to our age
May this year bring prosperity and awaken the dormant humanitarianism
May we fulfill our responsibilities- as individuals and as responsible citizens of a nation plagued by materialism. Amen.