Material wealth defines success
lack of it brands you a failure.
Nature gifts us with bounties
we cruelly plunder her bare.
People cling to us when the going is good
but abandon us in our bad times.
We love holding on to the past
and worry about our future.
Passing on the blame is easy
failing to take up the responsibility, is a challenge.
Education gives us knowledge
but ignorance of values still remains.
We get so busy trying to copy our idol
that we forget to be an original.
Gadgets virtually connect us across the globe,
yet there is total disconnect in person.
Enamored by the fake facade people put on,
we fail to recognize the real inner beauty.
Chasing shallow illusionary goals
the deep meaning of life eludes us.