Body lit on pyre

What truth it tells?

The end is certain

And known.

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,

and

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

8 thoughts on “Some Why’s?

  1. Ah, you’ve rounded up life’s big questions! My favorite line is, “why does living seem eternal?” In his bestseller, “The Purpose Driven Life,” Rick Warren wrote about this in a way that really struck a chord with me. Death feels impossible because it was supposed to be. Our soul knows this even if our bodies live and die in a world that falls short of God’s best. That’s the good news of Jesus — He came to “kill” death. Blessings on your work, Deepti!!

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