Body lit on pyre
What truth it tells?
The end is certain
Why then? Does living seem eternal?
That to accommodate, to forgive, to forget
To laugh, to hug, to be light
Seems so difficult!
Why does human not remember that end is certain,
Why does he not live with this memory?
Why does human pride his ignorance?
Why does human divide as me-mine, you-yours?
Why can compassion not be cultivated as a universal value?
Why can kindness not be compulsory?
Why can injury caused to lesser expressions of life be allowed?
Why are values not a priority universally,
Irrespective of nationality colour creed gender!
Why are there so many religions?
When prayers are same! For happiness.
Some of the why’s my teacher said never to ask!
©️ Deepti Vishwanath