Hitherto it was an innocent wish
A silent greed that somberly lay
upon a mattress filled with myopic desires
An intrigued mind a long time ago,
accompanied by a heart not frail
marched with temerity into boundless territories,
gulping up wisdom, unraveling mysteries,
merry-making along paths joyous,
sulking and brooding over hardships,
yet mustering up immense courage,
and hopes no longer myopic!
With time, there emerged strenuous paths,
often fraught with disappointments,
where dreams seemed distant and follies luring,
overpowering the dejected mind,
subduing the wish of the innocent heart
In such times, the hypnotized heart shrilled-
“I beseech thee dear lord!
For I desire some ease, some peace
Bless me with the riches of the world,
so I can revel and acquire wings to flee
to a land where the sun and sea dazzle,
and silver spoons neatly sparkle beside gourmet treats.”
P.S. In the end, the drama boils down to food!