Wednesday, January 7, 2009

36. A prayer for 2009

Dear God, thank you for the year 2008 you gave us,
Wherein we had moments of joy n laughter amidst sorrow n fear.
Thank you for all the good and the seemingly bad
That had transpired during the past one year.

Let the new year be one that will dispel
All feelings of hatred among humanity;
So that, there will be no more attacks
Against the Hindu, Muslim or Christian community.

Let the new year be one which will witness
People rising above petty divisions,
Based on caste, creed and class so that,
There won’t be any more Gujjar agitations.

Let the new year be one in which the political parties
Do for the nation, something utile;
Rather than engage themselves
In petty fights and strikes futile.

Let the new year be such that there won’t be
Any suicide attacks on the Indian embassies;
Or any terrorist-strikes at the Indian heritage hotels,
Which aggravates man’s agonies.

Let the new year be one in which the countries
Cease to fight over a piece of land,
Which leads to nothing but,
Shattering man’s peace of mind.

Let the new year be one in which the players
Stop hitting and slapping each other,
Instead focus more on hitting the ball,
Sending it to a four or a sixer.

Let the new year be one that will bring
Happy tidings to the world economy.
So that people won’t find themselves
Thrown out of their jobs, abruptly.

Instead Lord, give mankind
A new vision and a mission,
That will enable us to broaden our horizon
And use our potential to send more space missions.

Let the year bring forth more Adigas
To enrich our casket of literature,
And more Bindras and Parvathys
On the world stage to venture.

Let the new year behold India –
An emerging super power;
Whom the US takes pride in calling its ‘staunchest ally’,
And the EU states her, its ‘strategic partner.’

Above all dear Lord, help us to stand
Together as one –both men and women;
And enable us to see your glory,
Each moment of the year! Amen.

Author’s note: I wanted to write a new-year post(well that was one week before)…and I started writing a post(prose), however it ended as a 'poem'. This is my second attempt at writing a poem. (Must be inspired by reading too much of CRAZY poems!!!for some reason or the other she never publishes her poems in her blog.sad!)


Leela said...

Happy New Year to you too! :)

Nikhil Menon said...

AWESOME..I got no more words for this..and u still say in a super modest tone tht nothing cums into ur head worthy enough for a post..?? :)


have a great weekend.. :)

take care..

Abhinav said...

Let The placement season be better in 2009

Anonymous said...

thats the poem we were talking about.. and yes rachel never updates her blog with poems.. offlate no posts in the blog too..

and nice sweet prayer for 2009

keep writing.. let the nutty cells work...

Neethu said...

:)thnx.(btw...i never wished u:P)

Neethu said...

thanku nikhil...but i still say the same;)...

Neethu said...

yeah!i needed that good wish!...seems many people who got placed have been withdrawn now:(

Neethu said...

yeah-reshma is a bi-yearly blogger...she just blogs during the u can check for her updates probably this may...:P

and yea....trying hard to make the nut cells work;)

Leela said...

Bad, bad girl.

Kunjal said...

Hi!!!nice poem!!!I must say yours is the most unique new year post:)

Neethu said...

hardly into the new-year and u already started swaering:P

Neethu said...

really?:D...gee thnx!

Anonymous said...


alx said...


was pretty much like end of mid night mass in d church

but i seriously disagree with
And more Bindras and Parvathys
On the world stage to venture.

Born with a silver spoon & trained in Germany Abhinav Bindra was his millionaire Dad's product & not India's.Let us pray for those poor athletes whose parents struggle to make both ends meet.

And u know Parvathy is my old friend for her sportsman spirit

Was nodding all the way but for these 2 lines or verses wateva

Neethu said...

m surprised too...where's ya name?:O

Neethu said...

really?i ws depressed all along abt not being able to attend this yrs watch night service:(...

and hehe...i remembered while writing those lines that these 2 werent among the most favoured ppl in ur blog;)

Kunjal said...

Hi!!!thanks for visiting my place:)
this is the entry for which i won
yes cuckoo's blog is still active though the participants in the contest are decreasing still I love it!!!!