Pakistan Christian Post Is Your Voice Since 2001

ON THE NEW YEAR.... By Dr. Stephen Gill

What then if it is a New Year ! This day is the same as any other day of last week even last year. The wilful ghosts of sorrow have not dissolved nor have the fogs of ignorance which float over the cold tombs. Rather,
they have grown in strength

in the gloom of violence.

If nights were replaced by days

just by thinking,

the corners of darkness

would have been lit by now.

Eaters of stale crumbs

in the mornings

should have been welcomed

by the appetizing smells

of fresh and warm foods.

The hours of suffering

would have been reduced,

joys lasted longer

and lives changed.

When this sun does not surge

it does not matter

what year or date it is !

Just by the murmurs of the clock

history does not alter,

life will not wear

another mantle;

only calendars become new.

Some cards are traded

feasts are arranged.

This is not a change.



By Dr. Stephen Gill