Winners Of ‘CELEBRATING HOPE IN WORDS AND ART’
WINNER: Celebrating Hope
By Meher Parvez Sutaria
As Alexander Pope has rightly said,
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
At present dark clouds are hovering high,
But they’ll soon be gone, by and by.
The world, of all its mirth, is shorn,
But soon, a new day will be born.
Let’s all face this great calamity
Without fear and with equanimity.
Our New Year might be different this year,
But let’s rejoice with gratitude and cheer.
Help our poor brethren with love and care,
Our bounties, with them, let us share.
With precautions, let us move outside,
No need to stay at home and hide.
May God, the ruler of the heavens above,
Grant us faith, power, wisdom and love.
We must HOPE for COURAGE and the WILL to survive,
And pray to the Lord, every day of our lives;
Most certainly we shall see a bright new morn,
And we shall all move forward from darkness to dawn!
WINNER: New Year Gives Me Hope
By Roshan Minoo Dastoor
Daddy, I don’t know from where to start,
I love you from all of my heart.
You are always there for me,
Taking me to the hills and the sea.
You have solutions for all my troubles,
When we have fun, my smile doubles!
You are always there, whether night or day,
You always show me the right path and the way.
Daddy, you are the best –
Better than the rest
You have taught me to dance and sing
You are my Super-King.
At phases you have scolded me,
Taught me how to be.
Not just a human being,
You make a gentleman of me.
WINNER: By Jenifer Cyrus Shroff
Special Mention: A Prayer Of ‘Hope’ For New Year
By Gulshan D. Morawala
You have sown Hope into our hearts, Ahura Mazda,
A feeling, we will cherish as long as we are alive;
And when our hearts stop beating, Mazda Ahura,
Hope stops short …no longer will it thrive.
Hope is generous – it gives wealth to the poor,
Health to the ailing… courage to the weak.
Hope brings all happily ashore,
Transports us to sunshine from bleak.
So, in full Hope, we look up to You
To make our New Year, all bright,
We hope You will see us through
The darkness, to daylight.
You, Ahura Mazda, are our Hope,
And so is our Prophet too,
It is You and Zarathustra who will help us cope,
To drive away our blues.
Let’s all join hands and humbly pray
That Hope foresakes us not;
‘Cause only HOPE can keep at bay
The dreariness with which our mind is wrought.
Winners Of ‘CLICK-A-PIC’ CONTEST