Of what use is living
if we have to keep toiling
struggling and sweating
merely for the sake of being?
Pray, to eat and live comfortably
to be sheltered and safe
to be in good moral and physical health
to be decent and socially acceptable
we do have to make so much effort
Working from the wee hours of the day
up to when stars stare back at us, always so silently
Working and working
caring never to take the time to sit in the meadows
and let the winds caress our hair
caring never to even glance up at those stars
and let tears fall, tears so perplexed at the complexity of life!
caring never even to sit and smile
while enjoying the lot we do have
being content and satisfied with it all!
Instead, we do all strive to live
we do all keep making so much effort
so as to sustain ourselves
so as to sustain our kin
so as to ensure our stay here is a fulfilled one!
Pray, if we lived, free, like cavemen
if we lived, free, like birds
if we lived, free, like highway fliers
like carefree dandelions
like the social misfits
If we lived, on berries and nuts
on roots and twigs
and, if we did get all the time we needed
to smile and laugh when the winds caress our skins in the meadows
or when butterflies, invigorated, would choose our noses to rest on
or when we would hold hands in a bond of brotherhood
and stare at the stars
just as they stare at us
would life not have been heavenly?