Treasure Island

Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

SONNET: Queries of Life


Why is that people fight o'er little things?
Why is that people act in silly ways?
Why is that people can't take what life brings?
Why is that people live idling most days?

Why is that people forget joys of life?
Why is that people commit sins galore?
Why is that people 'lose their cool' in strife?
Why is that people want and ask for more?

The greed for wealth afills men's hearts and minds;
The aim of life on earth is fast forgot;
The clock of life with labour much, man winds!
God is an endless line; man is a dot!

The search for truth and God is left unsought;
Hence, things go awry when God is forgot!

Submitted: Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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