Monday, 2 January 2017

Goodbye to 2016

2016, you were filled with tears.
Too many left too soon.
Each day another star extinguished.

2016, you were filled with anger.
People divided by voting results.
Communities fractured and hurt.

2016, you were blood stained.
Wars, violence, pain and anguish.
The innocent caught up in the rage.

2016, you promised so much.
New Year hopes and dreams,
Shattered as the months rolled by.

2016, you will not be missed.
You were harsh and heartless.
You were painful and violent.

2016, you are consigned to history.
We do not mourn your passing.
We are glad you have left.

2017, we welcome you.
We are filled with hope, looking forward.
We pray you are better than the one past.


  1. 2016 really wasn't that good a year was it? This summarises so much of the negatives of the past year. Let's hope 2017 will be a better one. #Prose4T

  2. Ain't that the truth but something tells me communities will learn and change for the better in the year ahead or I hope so at least.

  3. Oh I have no doubt that 2017 will be a fantastic year Jo! #prose4t

  4. Hoorah that it is gone and done, and I hope that something good is coming.

  5. Sometimes we need the bad ones to look forward to the good ones. I think your poem summed up 2016. Hooray for 2017! Thanks for linking to Prose for Thought x