Photography © Glenn Bowie


A new year’s lie

Happy new year to the friends and to the enemies.
To one who tells the tales by twisting other’s tail
And to the non-existing fairies.
To the mountains that never sings
And to the dark snow that people have never seen
And also, the deserts that no one ever wants to feel.
To the old who is going to die of age agony
And the young who lives in this age of cruelty.
To the beautiful world which people have seen in movies
And the heavens where people believe God lives happily.

Happy new year to all those who lives in the illusion of technology
And the people who tries to live life in reality.
To the people whose life is in agony
And to those who preaches to live life above reality,
As for them everything they teach is a hypocrisy.
For in this world or the other world
What change does it bring to the common one?
Hurray, party and go to sleep.
Is that the meaning life has so deep?
or life is just a thing to repeat.

For new years will come and go,
But what about who are lonely, sad or hungry,
A new year’s lie, page 2, continue stanza
As life itself is a never-ending tragedy,
And for them life is an ever-continuing hypocrisy.
Don’t care and don’t feel bad,
For say it’s not your fault.
But when problem strikes your door,
Say life is cruel with no helping hand,
Is this what humanity is set by default?
or is this some age-old tradition continuing by?

We all will be dead in some new year too,
And help will be the cry no one will listen to.
For this fake age will make us hollow inside,
As help your neighbours is an old age saying long gone by.
Get rid of them suits us more.
For some people think that they will forever be young,
It’s deepfakes in app you fake one.
Life is a mess and people need each other’s support,
For it is definitely not a fairy tale,
It will end like this year on the day supposed.


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Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.