Thursday, January 01, 2009

new year

At times, we can't wait for 2008 to be over. It's like a bad trip. We are still reeling from the global financial meltdown. Natural disasters rolled on one after another. The terrorists attacks at Mumbai hit so much closer to home when one of our citizens perished. There isn't much sunshine around.

Let's hope 2009 will be a much better year, though most soothsayers are not too optimistic. (for us Chinese, our Lunar New year will be less than a month away)

Cheers!




Glass of Beer
photo by expressivedan0724
image from morguefile.com




how fast time moves



how fast time moves
when you are older
but not much wiser

so tonight i will
just raise a beer
or two

have some time to
myself when the new
greets the old

dances and songs
and fireworks are
for the younger

i had my time
in the streets
in the early hours

so maybe i will
just quietly sing
an auld lang syne

switch on the lights
in the house
so that this new year

will be a one
fill with light...


31/12/08
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

To all my friends and readers, have a Wonderful and Happy 2009!

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11 Comments:

Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Yes 2008 was bad. But 2009 is another year.

Hope everything turn outs good.

I like your poem. The ending is good.

Wishing you a very creative 2009!

01 January, 2009 19:35  
Blogger magiceye said...

!!!! WISH YOU AND YOURS A SUPER 2009 !!!!

01 January, 2009 21:33  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, my friends!

a super, creative 2009 !!

01 January, 2009 21:52  
Blogger polona said...

sounds like a good plan.
i wish you a better, happier, creative 2009!

02 January, 2009 00:56  
Blogger paisley said...

and happy afe and healthy new year to you as well......

02 January, 2009 06:19  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

polona,

:)
no, just too old for anything else. :D

Have a wonderful New Year too!


paisley,

thank you!

hope 2009 will be a better year for you ( and all of us too). Have a blessed and wonderful New Year! :)

02 January, 2009 23:02  
Blogger S.L. Corsua said...

2008 was, on a personal note, a bumpy roller coaster ride for me, too. I'm praying for a less stressful 2009, at the very least. ;)

May blessings come your way, dear.

05 January, 2009 10:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem. Happy New Year, dsnake! Cheers. :)

-Liz

05 January, 2009 18:13  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

S.L.,

2008 was a bumpy ride indeed, and yes, let's hope 2009 will be less stressful.
my department in the office will be busy with a project this whole year, so at least my job will be safe for a while, haha! :D

thank you for your greetings! may blessings come your way too.


Liz,
it's great to hear from you! how are you doing?
are you still writing? this is the year for the golden point awards again, i hope you will have a go at it. :)

have a happy new year too!

06 January, 2009 01:01  
Anonymous gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

I'm late getting here, I know, but the wishes are still from my heart.
May 2009 be filled with light and joy for you, too! Here's to creativity in writing and art.

22 January, 2009 14:24  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

It's not too late, Gel. Thank you for your greetings! Always great to hear from you.

Have a very wonderful and creative 2009 too!

22 January, 2009 23:51  

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