I wrote this prose sometime between 2001 and 2005, I remember I was inspired by a chain email I received regarding a similar topic.
I think sometimes we need to reflect on the life we want to have and think about the reality of achieving it. I have learnt that sometimes we just have to be satisfied with the good things we already have, know which goals to fight for and pursue, and which ones to let go.
Here it is:
These are times when
moral values are branded old fashioned
friends are becoming extinct
the human soul is being replaced by assets and financial inclination
we have fancy and large houses but crooked and small hearts
morality is seen as an obliteration of liberation.
these are times of
many marriages but few “till death do us part”
successful businesses but broken homes
when we are assiduous to our children’s every physical and material need
but are too blind to see the emotional and spiritual ones
then we say they are spoilt, shallow, and heartless
when we expensively garnish the body but don’t tend to the soul- for which the adornments are free.
these are times when we technologically produce pornography, horror, and crime
yet we anger at societal declination and the lacking charisma of our children
sex has become a culinary dish
rarely another meaning but pleasure- no finding the soul, no sharing the heart
these are times when there is less God, the Supreme Being
but gods, goddesses, and levity
when we seize the moment and live the consequences a lifetime
when we seek liberty without limits
when we say sky’s the limit but do not endeavour to go beyond it- may be our true selves are just behind it.
these are times when we monitor and mend our budget
but are too busy to see our own lives falling apart
a time when we are quick to assert flaws but are oblivious to merits
when we are impatient and crude
playing gods instead of co-creators
cursing instead of blessing
Building, building an advanced future
But Breaking, breaking the foundation of our past