There was a lot he could do,
With the time on his hands,
The clock was ticking away,
This life was passing him by,
Day after day and he never asked why,
He sinned every day hoping to be forgotten,
He sinned every day hoping to be forgiven,
He bullied the black girl in the class,
So he could have a good laugh,
He always looked down upon his fellows,
As if they were weak and inferior,
While he thought of himself as invincible and superior,
The allure of power, wealth and reputation enticed him,
So he lied, bribed, cheated and promoted,
The game of corruption he loved playing,
He had been lead to believe,
That the reality of the world was superficial,
No more did he desire the true happiness,
No more did he appreciate the beauty of truth,
Busy accomplishing the life in his hands,
He forgot to understand that death was inevitable,
Peace was nowhere to be found in his heart and soul,
He lost his way to home,
So he spent his life chasing after the desires of the flesh,
He forgot that his spirit also needed to be fed,
The time slipped away,
Each tomorrow was just another passing day,
He managed to accumulate everything to be supposedly wealthy,
But how come he never felt bliss,
“Because you fail to see the power of truth, peace, light and love”,
His inner voice revealed the reason,
He mocked and laughed at its foolishness,
And took pride in his choices,
After few years, when Death stood before him,
It asked him what had he done to better this world,
His mind didn’t know any answers,
So his inner voice spoke yet again,
“He failed to see the power of truth, peace, light and love”,
The riches that have been accumulated over the years,
They couldn’t accompany him in the other world,
And that is when he realized,
He wasted his lifetime chasing after the glitches of this life,
But nothing could be done no more,
He drifted too far from the shore,
And now time has closed its doors.
The Power of Now
There was a lot he could do,
Naima, you’ve put the eternal truth in such simple yet powerful words! Feeding the spirit — when was the last time most of us even thought of that?
Aditi, you always flatter me with your comments! I feel like we don’t give it much thought that our spirit needs to be fed because we are too busy feeding the worldly desires that surround us. Thank you for your encouraging comments.
I can assure you that there isn’t even a pinch of falseness in these comments! You really are good and you deserve to know it every time 🙂
Lotsa love! ❤
And you Aditi, are awesome sauce!! ❤
Haha! Thank you, love! 🙂
The topic is so thoughtful. I really liked it, Naima.
Thank you Kritika! I liked your recent piece — it was very motivational and every woman who read it would feel the honesty with which you wrote it. Thank you for always sharing your wise words.
Reality bits seriously! !!
A great comeback 🙂
Reality does bite every now and then but we have got to say true to ourselves — that’s how we survive.
Couldn’t agree more
love that title naima. great work as always, and ya write it with a lot of truth:))
Thank you Don! It’s always nice to see you stopping by every now and then.
I hope you are doing well. Have a great weekend.
Woahhh great title & powerful content 🙂 Loved the great idea and the simple words you used to express the bitter truth 😦 Enjoyed the post !! Superb 🙂
Thank you Darshith!
Naima..loved to read your post..simple truth of life presented in astounding lines…hope to cross each other many more times..
Thank you so much Soumi! I hope to know you more on WordPress as well. Welcome to my WordPress family ❤
The greatest threat to humanity is humans themselves. And the major factors which could destroy us are greed, vanity, arrogance and ignorance; which has been captured in the most simple way possible. As usual, loved it Naima 🙂
I can’t agree more: we are the threat to this planet and yet we have thousand things to blame. Thank you as always for your kind comments, Karthik.
You have really grown over the years. Your words are so powerfully written and the message is clear. But it’s never too late while you still breath. Excellent poem.
I agree that it’s never too late while we are still breathing. And thank you for always sticking around my virtual-grandmother. You make blogging so much fun with encouragement and motivation and you have been doing that since I joined WordPress. Love you tons.
❤ It is a pleasure getting to know you.
This was truly an amazing piece. Very powerful words loved it 🙂
Thank you! :))
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Lovely lovely *hugs*
We are so often blinded by the shiny materialistic things that we overlook what is real and important..
That’s why we are humans.
Virtual-hugs right back,
Like always, you impress me what you’ve felt inside about the world and people like us dwelling in it. People consider money as the prime motto of their lives. For that, they work, or grab it at the max for finding happiness. They feel that money has got explanations for so many questions in life. What a bullshit it is– living to earn money and finding happiness from it although it’s not the exact truth. Had a great read here, Naima. You said it. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. 🙂
That’s quite saddening that people want wealth in different forms but not bliss. We forget that time now ticking away and we only have limited time on this earth to carry out the mission of our lives but even then we waste resources abundantly.
Yes, it’s…! We’ve already forgotten to question it; we’re merely following the same order of living everybody choose to follow.