Treasure Island

Somanathan Iyer


The decider


Not out of love, this life we live
agree most if not all the folks on earth
keeping aside those who don’t need to
struggle either by own efforts or by divine luck
confined is this for multitudes of majority
desire we for something
dumped are we in other things
compromise, giving in, giving up,
frustration, hypocrisy, selfishness
scriptures and sermons proclaim them all as bad
means these are that keep us afloat
in swimming across the stream of life
undergo most lives without our own will
we act for others fooling always our own
happiness shown outside trauma boils inside
smiles outside struggles inside
sacrifice we call it compromise in reality
forced to face problems that are self imposed
cornered we are in confronting the times
trampled or towered life is decided by fate

Submitted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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