The Jewel Within

The pitter patter raindrops soothe the face
Etched with wrinkles –
Gift of the relentless race.
Money, Power, Fame jostle for space
In the routine itinerary,
Each vouching to be a springboard to success.
Success comprising less time for family, friends
And the veritable ‘I’
Lost in the maze of ephemeral glory, transient content!
Where are Content and her sibling Happiness?
In the smile of a toothless baby?
In the embrace of a mother ?
In the praise of the teacher ?
In the likes of the recent status on Facebook?
In the idea conceived to earn a living?
In the brotherhood of the kith and kin?
Or was it always there within
As we hungered for it without.

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