Poem : The Year 2011 in Review

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The Year 2011 in Review


By Crystal, USA


This year it was proved that the people had the power,
The many protests made the big men cower,
It started in Tunisia when a fruit vendor set himself on fire,
He was a symbol of repression that helped inspire.


Then, hundreds of thousands protested in Tahir Square,
The whole world watched as they fought without a care,
Finally, In February Mubarak resigned from his seat,
And by then other countries wanted the same feat.


And then in Libya social media helped lend a hand,
The proletariat finally got livid and took a stand,
They took over control and into the streets they ran,
Until finally they were able to rid of the horrid man.


Japan, this year has not been the best,
An earthquake, tsunami, and it seemed there was no rest,
Then a nuclear crisis made everything a mess,
And it caused all the nations stress.


India gained a lot of national pride,
Their name was known across, worldwide,
For winning the Cricket World Cup after almost 20 years,
Some were so happy, they even cried in tears.


This year 3 billion turned on their T.V.’s to view,
Every little’s girl’s dream came true,
The royal wedding allowed many to see,
The regal traditions being celebrated with glee.


Then across the United States many souls came to rest,
As President Obama came to the T.V. and addressed,
That they had finally found and killed Osama,
His life finally ended with the bitterness of karma.


In India, other protests for no corruption began,
Anna Hazare fasted so there could be a ban,
Many citizens supported his extreme views,
He helped make sure there would be no more government abuse.


The protesters movement stirred from Europe to NYC,
Where Americans sat and tried to make the government agree,
That they bailed out big companies and famous businessmen,
But they did nothing for the common man.


The death of Steve Jobs made many shocked,
From the iPod to the iPad; many technologies he unlocked,
He left an impression with his attitude and strong will,
And he can’t be replaced due to his high skill.


The year came to an end with Kim Jong Il’s death,
He oppressively ruled North Korea till his dying breathe,
He kept the nation secretive and his people naïve,
Yet the citizens of North Korea still grieve.


This year was filled with uprisings and motivation
Many citizens wanted their own democratic nation,
But what was so special about ’11 was the people it produced,
From nation to nation how protests induced,
The power was truly the people; they fought for their rights,
To bring their beloved nations to great new heights.



Comments on this Article
Tina, Bangalore Sat, August-26-2023, 11:51
Lovely poem, Crystal!
Joseph Dsouza, Bangalore Mon, January-2-2012, 7:34
Hey Chrissy, Loved your Poem on the insights on 2011; well composed and very expressive. You have great talents Sweety, Keep writing. We are proud of You. Love you, God Bless You... Aunty n Uncle from Bangalore
Renuka, Chicago Sat, December-31-2011, 11:40
Great poem Crystal. It was an excellent round up of 2011. I hope and wish you achieve great heights in all spheres of life. Renuka
Aisha, India Sat, December-31-2011, 11:37
Crystal, That was a fabulous poem! Very insightful and helped us all learn about what happened throughout the year! Keep it up!! You re amazing!! Aishwarya
Roshan, Dubai Fri, December-30-2011, 3:27
Excellent poem Crystal. Amazed at your brilliance.
Jason, Mangalore/Oman Fri, December-30-2011, 2:18
Love your work crystal.. Terrific poem. Lovely lines, profound insight and smooth flow. You have all the makings of a poet, wish you luck!
Sally Quadros, Chicago Thu, December-29-2011, 11:39
Amazing Poem Crystal and snap shot of 2011 very beautifully written. Have always treasured your poems and the ones that follow seem to be better than the ones before. Keep up your great poetic adventure and I look forward with enthusiasm to read each and every one of them. God Bless you !!!
Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle Thu, December-29-2011, 9:29
Good poem written thoughtfully and comprehensively by Crystal covering major events during the year 2011.
Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA Thu, December-29-2011, 6:58
Congratulations, a well written poem and hope to see many more of this kind. You are a very talented lady and wish you good luck in all what you do. You can e-mail a copy of this poem to President Obama and he will be surprised how talented we Indians are.
Fr. Richie, USA Thu, December-29-2011, 4:15
Hi Crystal, Congratulations! You have captured the outstanding world events of 2011 and have presented them so strikingly in your poem by using your God given talent and skill. God bless you with a bright career.
Sathish Nayak, Moodubelle/ Dubai Tue, April-26-2011, 2:29
Congratulation...keep it up..
akash, kannur Mon, January-10-2011, 8:05
i am a weak student i had read everything it inspired me i am going to study best of luck to both of us
sitaram nayak, moodubelle >doha Fri, November-5-2010, 3:50
well done Poorna .All the best
Alan Sunil Mathias, Mattar / Dubai Sun, September-12-2010, 7:17
Rain of summer, snow of winter, grace of autumn, glory of spring, May beauty of every season give ur heart a beautiful reason 2 smile.May God suceed u in every exams of ur life. Good luck God bless u.
Philip Mudartha, Qatar Fri, September-10-2010, 2:53
I liked when you have been described as not a complete book worm . May you continue to do your domestic chores and remain a simple and humble being, regardless of your meritorious academic achievements. God Bless you and reward with encore in future tougher tests. Congrats.
Akil Vijay DSouza, Moodubelle/Bangalore Thu, September-9-2010, 1:29
Congratulations Poorna!!! Keep it up... God Bless u and wish u all the very best for ur future studies and career...
Ramesh Kamath, Manipal Tue, September-7-2010, 5:41
Dear Porna, Good news!I extend my heartiest congratulations! to you for your great achievement. I am very proud of you. Wish you all the best for future study. I hope yo can achieve your goals. Thank U
Zita, New Delhi. Mon, September-6-2010, 1:16
Wow Poorna..Well done! I m Sure you will make it big on top of the world one day..Wish you all the best!
Staney D Souza, Dubai Sun, September-5-2010, 11:09
Well done Poorna. God gifted your good talents. Hope you to see as a shining star of Belle in future. May god bless you abundantly.
simon.castelino, belle | kalmady |jeddaha Sat, September-4-2010, 11:13
excellent poorna tusi great ho
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