Colombo Telegraph

Our National New Year!

By Sharmini Serasinghe

Sharmini Serasinghe

The New Year to dawn

in April this year,

I wish will be called hence,

Our National New Year!


A day that must matter

to all of us;

be we Muslims, Tamils, Sinhalese

Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and the rest of us,

for who and what we are

should not matter to us,

as we think of this land,

as one mother

to all of us!


A day for us to give thanks,

to all that is good,

And join hands together,

to defy evil

that is no good!


Leave not to Leaders,

to make this come true,

for they pay lip-service,

only for their own good!


Peace and prosperity

is a wish of us all,

surpassing all boundaries

that divide us all!


This is my dream,

I hope it is yours,

so we can make it happen

with the will

of us all!

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