Man has a short span of life,
Always boasting mountain high
When actually the story of his life
Is quicker than the wink of an eye,
Like the rapid swat on a fly.
The longevity of even trees
Is far more than that of man. The baobab tree
Lives more than a thousand years.
Comparatively, man, the puny helpless creature,
Can live roughly hundred years.
Now, when we think of our planet of 4.54 billion years,
Comparatively, man lives for split seconds.
But we show off a lot, full of vanity,
Full of pomposity,
So very greedily,
As if we own the universe wholly.
In the wink of an eye
The story of our life ends,
A life full of sound and fury, signifying
Nothing, absolutely nothing,
We become inconsequential specks of dust, scrabbling
And so insignificantly.