This 21st year of the 21st-century,
May it be a harbinger of glad tidings,
May it roar in like a storm unparalleled in memory
And be known for ever as momentous and defining.
May it bring to an end the pandemic raging,
May it heal and comfort those who are ailing
Their every breath a torture, inhaling & exhaling
May its advent announce the science’s prevailing.
Over conspiracy theories dogma and ignorance,
And superstitions causing hindrance
In the journey of man towards progress,
In which greed may never cause distress.
May it dawn like a river in spate
Washing away filth so that beauty may shine again,
May it make class and character regain
The footing they had lost-in the Trumpian tide of hate.
May this be the year where tyrants like Sisi, MBS,
Bolsonaro, Modi, MBZ and others
May bite the dust along with oppressors like Nethanyahu
And the greedy CEOs of Facebook, Google and Yahoo.
May this be the year humans realize
They have no right to destroy the earth
May this year finally give birth
To life saving climate compromise
May The Just and Merciful Creator
Bless this twenty first year
Of the twenty first century
And make it remarkable in history.
Penned by Dr. Shaik Ubaid