[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”]
[tab id=1]The children play with each other from the eve of New Years
In preparation for the final countdown.
Some kids gather, gather together, making a world of noise,
joyous jolly excitement
to enthral everyone on New Years day.
The Christmas lights still flicker, some still.
On New Years day, they engage in colourful laughter.
The kids may drink from the New Years fest;
some adults prefer not to,
to care for their safe travel.
On New Years day,
new birthday presents would prevail in some futures.
Some birthdays will be colourful, glum or purple;
while some others will adorn their Christmas outfits.
Everyone tries to leave their past.
The festivities of New Years day
could parallel everyone together.
The grown-ups, kids light their Diwali and Christmas crackers.
Some gobble-up the extra Christmas pies,
and others map-in resolutions, letting the old ones leave.
On our New Years day,
parents, friends, teachers, foes and follies gather.
The whistle thistle from past the morning hour.
The trees sing in memory of new love,
without forgetting tears, tears for the late.[/tab]
[tab id=2]Rishan Singh is a prize-winning South African poet, a biologist, a writer, and a qualified English language instructor. His poetry has appeared in numerous books and journals, and he has also written fiction and short stories. He is the recipient of a poetry prize of the Indian Government.[/tab]