I have seen many walking in noble strides
After having travelled in the long alleys
And valleys of pain, suffering and endurance.
They have suffered from diseases, curable
And incurable where death lurked patiently
At the threshold of their doors,
Visitors few and friends fewer.
However, they have faith in that inner strength
Which has healing powers, unimaginative,
And they dive deep in the crevices
Of the inner self, encounter the light within
And get healed.
Since then, life has a different meaning.
The fragile experience opened their eyes
To a new way of thinking and living.
All feelings of barbaric arbitrariness,
Surges of anger, pride, envy and cruelty
Evaporate like water, creating wider horizons
Of love, understanding, compassion and affection.
They stop living for themselves and start
Living for others championing
Humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.
They grow the ability of affecting
All those around them positively.
They start living a life they love,
Worrying about nothing
Because they know that
Everything will be all right.