[From the Author of “Poems by Kolki – Absolutely Humane”, “Real Path To 9/11” & “Sayings of Kolki”]

 

Loser

 

Ever since my childhood years

I heard the mantra of fear!

Unless I study and work hard in fast gear

I will end up in life as a loser!

 

I studied hard, worked harder -

Results only strengthened belief of fear further!

Good job, mortgage, insurance, health care -   

Relatives, friends and guests, so dear!

 

I travelled parts of the world as loner

Searching for a part without much fear!

But wherever I went far and far -

People are driven by economic, political, and religious fear!

 

As I directed my quest towards the ‘source of fear’

People abandoned me; scolding, ‘Now you are a big loser’!

True, I started losing things fast and faster

Until I lost everything including fear -

Suddenly realized the joy in being a true loser

Regaining obvious in and around as eternal treasures!

 

Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897; E-mail: Kolki@kolki.com; Poetry & Peace Web Site: www.kolki.com