Life, O you gracious lady,
Why have you forsaken us
In a world as empty as
We, the living dead?
Parched land we have become
With all ties of love and humanism lost-
In the dreary deserts of selfishness!
Immersed in insincerity and indifference,
We plunge ahead in an un-understanding way.
Armed with anger, jealousy, dishonesty, deceit
Our way to success we pave!
Weaving cobwebs for others all our life
We hope to reach the summit of our life!
But, alas, our sticky web traps and
Rolls us into a ‘mummy’!
We befriend drugs, alcohol, gambling
And fly into the fake world of ephemeral ecstasy
Only to be smothered in the burning anguish of hell.
Here every ounce of blood is squeezed out
To shrivel us up into unrecognizable wretched skeletons!
Like famished vultures cloaked in a travesty of life-
We tear out our own brethren
And loathsomely feed upon one another!
Dear Life, I implore you
To enlighten and inundate our path with love,
To help us extinguish the flame of all our obnoxious ways
And make this arduous journey a smooth, loving one!