A LOOK AT LIFE-50
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY
How long i am here in this world
of fading love and changing colours?
how long i am here in this world
of ceaseless desires and unending glamour?
Of what use a beautiful house
a caring wife and flourishing kids
when everything so transient and unreal
Of what use pelf and power
plenty and affluence, science and religion
when i do not know the reason for why i am here?
who am i, from where i come
to where i ultimately go?
Of what use all these appreciation, recognition laurels and accolades
when everything is for a period
either they will say me goodbye
or i will one day or other
Of what use my knowledge and education
when i do not know me and my identity
if death is the end of life
why life here?
if nothing is for my possession and nothing is mine why i am here?
let me think
and look within and beyond this world
of spellbinding grandeur
to know the real me a bit more