Last Day of the Last Year

The Last Sunset

Last Day of the Last Year

on the last day, of the last year
we will wait at dusk in awe and fear
the cold sky colors will become too warm
the clouds will begin to take strange form

naysayers have predicted a year of gloom
so we will run for shelter in a hidden room
to live inside ourselves each day
where we will not watch those news-casts play

we will wonder what will come to pass
beyond the plains, and dried out grass
our tides might flood the shores and banks
armies might deploy lasers on their tanks

but who’s to say it will be bad
that we will become raving mad
they say the planets will align
but it could be just seven, not all nine

if this coming year, truly is last
if our futures have already been cast
then the last year, is also rebirth
resulting in a much better earth


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Poetics: FormForAll – Couplets for the New Year

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Also posted on: Wordless Wednesday

Picture Credit: Bat-Ami Gordin  © 2011 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on December 31, 2011, in D’verse Poets Pub, Highlight Sunday, Poetry, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Happy New Year!… -)


  2. Couplets well done in “Last Day of the Last Year”…

  3. Couldn’t agree more with those final sentiments! 🙂

  4. The last day of the last year,
    Will it soon appear?
    Or is that day one I’ll never see,
    Because I already found the one for me.

  5. What an interesting way to look at it! Nice couplets too!

  6. Real nice!

  7. Strange how an ending is also a sign of a beginning! A powerful paradox of Time! Happiest New Year!

  8. Love the final two lines.

    Happy new year to you. Thanks for sharing this with I Saw Sunday. x

  9. guess what movie I was watching just now? Amargadon.

  10. Forgot to add:-
    A really happy new year to you and yours.

  11. nice take on the new year outlook

  12. ah a nice take on new year – it has a classic feel in that first stanza – and the tone is consistent throughout – nicely done!

  13. Is this the prophecy of the Mayan calendar I’ve heard mentioned? Either way, it is a good poem – with a hint of hope beyond apocalypse.

  14. the circle of life in write.

  15. The title sure grabbed me! Perfect for the couplets poem, and you spoke to the mixture of angst and silliness I’ve been seeing/reading concerning the possibilities of 2012 be the end. Good one.

  16. thanks for joining us with this beautiful highlight! 🙂

  17. Lovely photo and post ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey)

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