Many are those who seek happiness
In luxuries of life, surrounded by plenteousness,
And yet are miserable ever more,
Always dissatisfied and greedy for more,
And not being able to achieve more,
Can resort to violence,
Destroying their own peacefulness
And that of others’ exuberance.
Thus, in wealth wallowing
Frustration can creep in steadily,
Toxicity, worsening with greed and jealousy.
If we look at a youngster engaged in a simple escapade,
Engaged in a pleasant ride in a verdant landscape,
In the remote area of a serene village,
The way lived the wisest sage,
Being engaged in whatever gives contentment,
We can see that the youth lives for the moment,
With no worry, making the best of his present.
Playing with a discarded wheel can give him heavenly joy.
He does not need any toy costly,
Leave it to the opulent, full of covetousness filthy.
So fascinatingly, yet in all simplicity, deriving sheer bliss
Just running after his ‘delight giver’ without any miss,
Taking a side path prudently, with no traffic,
To impede his pursuit of happiness in this mood terrific,
To focus on his game is all he needs.
Yes, the world is at his feet, heed,
When it comes to a cheery living,
Away from the world’s strife distressing,
UNLIKE THOSE with much ado about nothing,
Over fleeting happiness, bothering!