Gnarled, growling, gasping for your breath,
New Year grabs us and startles the earth,
no one is missed, none escape
the strength of a new beginning’s traipse
over the grotty, grim crimes of the states.
Bargaining, brainstorming the distant hope,
time harries the stricken, strains their rope
swinging over the murky waters of deprivation,
while governments meander through
taking what they want as their due.
Battling the beleaguered margins look for change,
Everyone desperate for more, in a time that will range
itself against wisdom, finding a weary God
crying in the wilderness for love to motivate
the powerful to listen to the spirit, open a gate,
greet the New Year listen, negotiate, soar to the heights-
aspiring to strengthen justice and human rights,
care for the disadvantaged and lighten the plights
of refugees, workers, and those who nurse nights,
narrowing the divide, bringing equity, undo the blights
and give us back
Happy New Year to you all.
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda