2016, you were filled with tears.
Too many left too soon.
Each day another star extinguished.
2016, you were filled with anger.
People divided by voting results.
Communities fractured and hurt.
2016, you were blood stained.
Wars, violence, pain and anguish.
The innocent caught up in the rage.
2016, you promised so much.
New Year hopes and dreams,
Shattered as the months rolled by.
2016, you will not be missed.
You were harsh and heartless.
You were painful and violent.
2016, you are consigned to history.
We do not mourn your passing.
We are glad you have left.
2017, we welcome you.
We are filled with hope, looking forward.
We pray you are better than the one past.