Happiness….in the New year


“Happy New year”!
screamed banners,
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!

Author: gdutta17

Born in the year 1968, my childhood was spent amidst the beautiful scenic landscape of a small town in India, Ranchi. Though an engineer by qualification, reading, writing and cooking are my passions. Another thing that I am passionate about is my country, India. As they say, a lifetime is probably not enough to explore the whole of India. Currently based in Kolkata, I can be reached at gdutta17@gmail.com.

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