What a mad race this life has become!
It’s not what God made
It’s peoples’ choice in general
Always yearning, rushing, challenging-
Fighting, grumbling, complaining
Positivity has dwindled away
Malicious and vicious thoughts
Leading to even blood shed
Ruthlessness flows through the veins
Ravaging becomes a significant aim
Heedlessly plunging into it–
They deride and walk over others
Flinging dirt at one another…
Seeing nothing but their own victory
Wrapped in tons of lies and revenge
Promising alms in various forms!
The dark lamp of egoism
They hold high, clutching it firmly
As if, their very existence depends on it.
No good ever comes out of it–
Deceit, conspiratorial fraudulence bring–
Self annihilation too!
Covetousness murders not only love and respect
But butchers morality too!
Avariciousness knows no compunctions
Only personal gains dangle before them
Disregarding the fact…
Victory and defeat are the garnishing spices of this journey
Any accomplishment through-
Dishonorable acts is a repugnant conquest / triumph
This mad race has become our greatest downfall
Asphyxiating all decency and dignity
Have we bartered our soul to the devil?
What will happen next is beyond human cognizance!
~ Anuradha S. Bannore