Hopes for a New Year

Let the sky celebrate!
Let it pour some rain
to wash away the past years’ grief.

Let the fireworks speak
announcing a New Year to break,
displaying seasons of different flavours.

Oh New Year, can you restore
our hopes and spill our fears?

I wonder.. What will you bring?
Happiness, confusion, or sadness?
Let the other years witness..
your joy, your pity, your cruelty,
and your niceness.

So New Year, I have too many hopes in you.
My wishes are infinite, what are you going to do?
Don’t disappoint me, I suppose you already know.
The hope fountain knows no chains,
Don’t tell me it’s all in vain..
Tell me how I can refrain myself
from dreaming in my dale.

If only there was a chance
or even an opportunity in disguise,
I wouldn’t cease proving
and proving my worth all the time,
I would use my ship to sail,
And you will witness my success..
This is what I promise,
And here comes the test..
Let me declare it in that feast..

So New Year, I have too many hopes in you.
I hope you lead me safely to the shore.
I hope you can be nice to me,
just nice and nothing more.
I hope you vanquish this tornado of sores.

I don’t ask the sun to be always shining.
I don’t ask the day to be much longer.
I don’t ask the guiding stars to be brighter.
I don’t ask for more flowers or more powers.
I don’t ask the sky to be clear from clouds,
so no rain of misery and frustration to be found.

All I ask for is some peace around.
All I ask for is some peace of mind.

So New Year, I have too many hopes in you.
My wishes are infinite, what are you going to do?
Don’t disappoint me, I supposeā€¦ you already know!

(Noha Alaa El-Din, Norina Luciano, 2017 )

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