Sunday, 29 December 2013

As the year goes by !!

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As the last few evenings of this year pass by
Reels of the past year swim through my eyes

The year that began with promises and new hope
The ones that I made when high on hope’s dope

Life swinging between extremes
Averageness, my life’s this year didn’t see
Lurking between bests and the worsts
There were some sad lasts and a few newborn firsts

Resolutions half done
Achieved a few, forgotten some

Nights when I cried myself to sleep
Attempts to understand life, oh so deep
Philosophers I could put to shame,
What mattered, who didn’t, for my miseries who was to be blamed

Writing journey this year I began
Shedding inhibitions, making blogger friends
Support in this new endeavor pouring from all ends

Health scares waking me up one fine day
Importance of it understood the harder way

When professional life seemed to be messy
There were friends who stood by like life’s blessings

Lost a best friend for life
Misunderstandings cutting relationships slowly like a blunt knife

Unnecessary Ego went for a toss
But not before creating a huge void, a magnanimous loss

Maturity I think, seeped my head a little
Breaking some notions, oh so brittle

Futile attempts to save a few close relations
The ones that made life come almost to stagnation

A handful of new friends garnered on the way
That made life bearable on harsh sunny days

Tried to be a better daughter, sister and human being
But couldn’t match the standards I set in the beginning

As another year goes by
Life slips like sand, unstoppable, however hard you try
So much had to be done
So much to be achieved, so much to be won
Regrets, Remorse of things undone
Sprinkled with a few happy moments in the year long run

As this year closes its shop
I stand again looking at horizon
Holding hope’s little fingers again
2014 - You better be a happy one


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you SG and Happy New Year to you too :)

  2. Lovely poem, Jyotsna.
    Has all the elements! yes, I share your emotions too :)
    Wish you a great New Year. May all of us "hold hope's little fingers again" :)

    1. Amen to that Anita.. Lets all hold hope's little fingers :) Hope you have a great year too :)

  3. 2013 has been a bag of good and the worst kinds for me too . Hoping that 2014 turns out to better. Happy New Year :)

    1. Amen, Prasanna for a better 2014. Happy New Year !! Stay blessed :)

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks a lot Poonam. Wish you a great year too :)

  5. We learn so much with each year that goes by.. Some good stuff, and some bad! Nice poem...

    1. Yes Sreesha, every year new learnings get added to us !! Thanks babes !! Have a beautiful New Year :)

  6. Jyotsna, I have tagged you for PAUS in my Post-
    If possible, do respond with a Post!
    Today is the last date!

    1. Thank you for tagging me Anita.. Let me try and put something up :)

  7. It's a new year, and Sunday Scribblings 2 is a new place for prompts for writers of whatever genre. I was sorry to see Sunday Scribblings go, so I decided to continue the tradition. Each Wednesday, I will post a new prompt. At midnight Friday, you will be able to link your writing to this site: Sunday Scribblings 2

    The prompt is up. Please join us!

    1. Thank you for the information !! Will go and check the prompt :)

  8. Replies
    1. Thank you Meera.. Wish you a very Happy New Year too :)


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