Get Your Premium Membership

Big Whoop

To New Year’s Eve, I say - big whoop! What’s there to celebrate? A year of stress and fear and loss Which may not yet abate. Of course there were some ups as well - New babies born and time To spend with grandkids, kith and kin, To read and write some rhyme. But overall, with Covid’s cloud Still hanging up above, Let’s hope that in the coming year We’ll block it out with love.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 1/2/2022 6:33:00 PM
Big whoop, eh? Never heard that one before. Chief Sitting Bull
Login to Reply
Date: 1/1/2022 10:06:00 AM
Whoop tea-do! Religious leaders now claim God answered your prayers with Omicron, which will "mildly" infect everyone and create herd immunity to COVID-19! But trusting religious leaders is like trusting Donald Trump . . . ., so best wishes for 2022, Ilene! Aloha!
Login to Reply
Date: 12/31/2021 9:11:00 PM
love your finale, ilene... that's what i celebrate tonight - the chance to close the book on a mediocre year and start a whole new book tomorrow. happy new year my poetry friend, hope it is prosperous and healthy
Login to Reply
Date: 12/31/2021 6:22:00 PM
Ooh! That sounds wonderful, to "block it out with love"! God bless Ilene--Wishing you many blessings in the New Year!
Login to Reply
bauer Avatar
ilene bauer
Date: 12/31/2021 6:34:00 PM
Thank you, P.S. Awtry! I hope your new year is a happy and healthy one…
Date: 12/31/2021 5:02:00 PM
Here’s hoping, Ilene. I think I’ve handled this (damned stinking wretched godforsaken) pandemic quite well. I haven’t let the (damned stinking wretched Godforsaken) pandemic get me down. So, for the benefit of everyone else, I trust we shall see the back of it this year. Nurse!
Login to Reply
bauer Avatar
ilene bauer
Date: 12/31/2021 6:31:00 PM
You always make me laugh, Terry! Thank you for that! Wishing you a nurse-free new year…
Date: 12/31/2021 1:55:00 PM
- We know more about covid now ... the fear is a little less for the new year ... the virus is here to stay for a long time ... we must live on, dear Ilene ... I wish you and your family a happy new year :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
bauer Avatar
ilene bauer
Date: 12/31/2021 6:33:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise! Wishing you a wonderful new year as well!
Date: 12/31/2021 1:20:00 PM
Well said. Ilene, surely there has got to be a turning point soon, happy new year to you. Tom
Login to Reply
bauer Avatar
ilene bauer
Date: 12/31/2021 6:32:00 PM
Thanks, Tom! A happy and healthy new year to you, too!