The silhouettes of our memories both dark and merry,
danced around the bonfire of the setting sun of yesterday,
The echoes of our laughter synced with the sizzle of the flames,
While the occasional tears dimmed down the light away.
As the fiery flames fell asleep, and the darkness awoke,
A million shades of memories tinged the sunset above the shore.
As the highlights of last year rippled among the tangerine clouds,
we are reminded that some endings can be beautiful too.
The teary-eyed memories drowned as the moon sank into the night,
while the phantoms of our laughter lit up the midnight sky,
The reminiscences of yesterday painted across the constellations high,
while 365 new possibilities flickered bright with the firework light.
As the night fades away, the flames are reborn,
marking the birth of a new tomorrow, a new year, a new dawn.
Let us be grateful to the indelible lessons of the past,
the shoulders we cried on and to love that was found.
This year may be the same, or contrary to the last,
But after all, isn’t ‘curiosity’ the climax of a new start?
So let us love, forgive, and forever carry hope in our hearts,
Towards the next 365 blessings in disguise, we shall embark.
Happy New Year and cheers to a hopeful 2022!
Written by Rtr. Ama Upeka