“Happy New year”!
hoardings and advertisements galore;
As Earth’s revolution ended
and it readied for one more!
Bemused it was at seeing such happiness when,
humans everywhere had polluted
and left it’s beauty defaced.
The cold had halted abruptly around the small fire,
Which the poor boy had lit on the pavement,
using scraps and wastes lying all around.
Happy”? I asked him,sensing the warmth on his face.
“Happy New Year”, his wish was punctuated by his smile!