Welcoming 2022

Let us welcome 2022 enthusiastically,

With fresh hope, yes optimistically,

Putting aside our frustrations,

And forgiving even those who cannot be forgiven.


Our irascible temper (if we have) and inhospitality,

Should be cast aside to invite more humanity.

With the wind should go our selfishness,

Replacing it with amity and selflessness.


In case we have not provided for days festive,

Envy of others should have no place on New Year’s Eve.

We should manage to cut our coat according to our cloth,

And certainly, repent for our years of sloth.


Hopefully, turning over a new leaf,

Will give us cool relief,

And bring heart-warming smiles,

Cleansed of impurities, to cover many more miles.


And with a bright cheer, full of gratitude,

To the Lord, filling us with fortitude,

With countless blessings, showing mercy,

 Let us offer our thanks humbly.


And with renewed confidence,

With merciful providence,

Our faith restored plentiful,

We shall certainly fly to realms beautiful!


With this goodness-standing-supreme attitude,

Of kingdom come on earth, with gratitude,

Let us cast aside malicious feelings repentantly,

And celebrate the year 2022 resplendently.


@Pushmaotee Subrun


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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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