Your galloping arrival was anticipated,
As would a normal year
With ululation and jubilation
And choreographed sparklers
We let you in, embracing you
Just like a normal year
With hope and customary pledges
We spread messages of joy
As we hopped and skipped
Nourished by liquids frosty, sweet and sour
Armed with our contrived gusto,
You let us saunter into your lulling arms
Before you set on us your madness in March
Mixing a truce for Congo with killer chemicals in Syria!
In you the Filipinos saw a binomial fiend
Like the legendary Armageddon,
Smothered souls and fields
Tumultuous you chose to be
Wearing your ugly grimace
You visited pain on the man that sired me
By harvesting his peers and two siblings!
To further nourish your insatiable proclivity,
You set your agent upon my best friend’s mum
And took with you our beloved Madiba!
As you exited
You dashed back for yet another friend’s mum
To increase your irrational count
Of a marauding slayer you had become
Out, out hideous year!
2013 was such an ugly year
Make haste fourteen
A number too foul has this thirteen been!