A SOLEMN NEW YEAR WISH – 2012 !

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| by Sunalie Ratnayake

( January 01,  2012, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) 

May the New Year ;
Bring hope for the poor, in all their needs,
Poise for the rich, to indulge in good deeds…

May the coming year ;
Sanction the poor to abscond poverty,
Permit the rich to depart gluttony…

May the New Year allow ;
Those who sleep, to be happy in their dreams,
And those that work, to be thorough in their deeds…

May the New Year ;
Endorse our minds to forgive and forget,
Even to love those who gave us appalling big baits…

May we realize ;
It’s only a passing of a point…
There is nothing old or new, between those lines…
An enduring journey of the humankind…
To bring wisdom and essence into every mind…

Let’s wrap-up the vengeance,
And remorseless thoughts,
That concluded last year,
Not giving a resort …

Let our hearts unwind to a song of console,
A placate that creates good deeds from our souls…
Where hoodlums are washed from the phase of the earth,
And autocrats withdraw into thin air like dire dirt.

May the erudite behave and prove in their acts,
That they no longer sluice dirty linen of sick brutes..
Who abuse fine power to gratify their needs,
And the fourth estate ends up being a doormat of a beast…

May order and law trounce intrusive claws,
May the police conduct duties like a sovereign force…
May ruffians, and gangland be banished for cause,
And the masks of those muggers be frayed once and for all…

May the nation comprise liberty by true epitome,
Not an autonomy that sells on red carpeted domes…
May heroes’ voices no longer be hushed by stones,
Or guns, or bullets, or detention walls…

Peace should be felt by all, not fractions,
Liberty should no longer be a word, but corporeal…
To talk, eat, walk, sleep, breathe as one feels,
Requires abundant free-will, and all by its means…

‘Twenty-Eleven’ subsides, waving us all goodbye…
Bringing-in ‘Twenty-Twelve’ like a fresh lullaby…
May egalitarianism find meaning, in the minds passing by,
May my country thrive with elation, as I slowly swing by.


( Sunalie Ratnayake can be contacted at sunalie.secretandbeyond@yahoo.com or sue@srilankaguardian.com )

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