The New Year Resolution

Dr Ranbir Laishram
Firecrackers and beating of drums everywhere,
As the clock struck midnight
On the last day of the year 2022,
Awakened by the sound of my dog barking
On a chilly winter night,
I woke up thinking of the new year's  resolution
That lay before all of us...
Elsewhere a mother and her only child in a war torn country,
Whose husband is a  valiant soldier,
Long gone to the battlefield
Hope after hope she dreams of her husband's victorious  return.
The sounds of the missile rocket echoing
Through the window ,
The snow Laden glass pane Shattered on the floor, What could be the new year's resolution?
For this woeful lady
Whose husband's whereabouts
Still in a dilemma, dead or alive...
Yes, it is also a reality as we step into the new year...