Life is a fascinating phenomenon
stretching over a fine expanse of time.
You face joy, sorrow and derision
and like me, may even try to write a rhyme.
At the tender stage of infancy,
you begin your journey of “life”.
You scream and wail in agony
as the world welcomes you to its strife.
In the golden age of childhood,
you love, you laugh, you play.
On this enigmatic world around us, you brood
and “it’s beautiful”, your mind has to say.
As you grow into a fine young teen,
the view of the world exacerbates.
You comprehend the profanities seen
and for the age of adulthood you wait.
Oh, how you thought adulthood would be joyful!
But what does it turn out to be?
Responsibilities, worries and pain – awful!
You exonerate adulthood free.
And after all that you silently die!
What was the point of it all?
And this is where I have to sigh
and tell you “It was your choice young soul”.