By Cleverson Khongwir
I remember I was 11 years old
It was winter, yes it's freezing cold.
I remember I was sleeping with my grandmother,
"Mei" is the word I use to call her.
I remember I was having exam the next day,
Not fully prepared, I'm scared of being blown away.
I remember I set up the alarm without telling her,
But I woke up with the light smell of fire.
I remember when I woke up, a warm tea was ready,
My "Mei", stayed up all night just for me.
It's 2020 now and it was 2012 then,
My Mei's love for me is the same as I was eleven.
That's why every new year, when it's winter, when it's cold,
I just wished she will never grow old.
But Time is unforgiven, I know that,
Along with wishes I need to work hard,
To accomplish my dream which is hers too
And I hope God will help me get through,
So that one day when she go away leaving her son,
She'll leave with a smile. That's my new year's resolution.