I woke up late and rushed for work.
When I stepped out, I was too lost for words.
Everything has changed, it really felt weird.
This was what I hated, this was what I feared.
I saw a giant rat running like hell.
I didn’t know what it was about, nobody dared tell.
Somebody approached me and said, ‘Its time was up!’
‘There’s nothing we could do for this commotion to stop.’
Then suddenly, I heard a loud noise.
A big animal stood, I expected for the worse.
The crowd was not afraid; they just watched it in awe.
They actually celebrated; I could not believe what I saw.
The people cheered and looked satisfied.
I didn’t know how to react, no one’s by my side.
A Chinese woman approached the animal and said,
‘Year of the rat has ended; your year has finally started.’
I suddenly woke up because my clock alarmed.
I realized it was just a dream, too bad I was not warned.
Today is the 26th of January, it’s Chinese New Year.
I was caught off guard, there’s nothing to fear.
And so I woke up on time and didn’t rush for work.
I just stepped out and was not lost for words.
Nothing has changed, everybody was celebrating.
‘Gong Xi Fa Cai,’ it’s what they’re saying.