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Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New Thinking*

New Year, New Thinking*

New year, new thinking
changing our old, ineffective ways
so that we'll have a good life
out of the seemingly deep blue sea.

New year, new thinking
always remembering our fellow men and women
guiding, caring for, and making them at ease
so their lives and ours get better.

New year, new thinking
forgetting our animosity and hate
our enemies becoming our friends
and, thus, Love in the world prevails.

New year, new thinking
safeguarding our health, our wealth
our life and thoughts as well
hence, our life prolonged and worth-living.

(c) 2014 by Chris A. Quilpa

*This is a raw English translation by the author from his original Ilokano poem "Baro a Tawen, Baro a Nakem," which appeared in in 2008, and posted in his blog, onebuddingpoet/, 01 January 2013.

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