We are not living in the Golden Age,
When empathy for others was depicted in that age,
The age of humanity,
The age of listening to others attentively,
Those were the golden days really,
The age of deep human feelings,
The age of real sharing.
Now, all we practice is cut-throatism,
In our world of materialism,
Full of egoism,
To go to the moon, most eagerly aiming,
When on earth, so many are dying,
Of utter poverty, yes yearning,
For basic needs and perishing,
Sleeping on pavements,
Exposed to harsh weather and ailments!
Empathy for one and all is a wishful thinking, really,
For domination of the have-nots rule the wealthy!