An ambition to chase-
That does not involve
Worrying about tomorrow’s meals,
Or about a loved one’s incurable disease
Or about your child’s school fees,
Consider yourself lucky.
Because there are many
Whose today’s dreams
Are confined to
Making tomorrow’s ends meet.
They may be denied the luxury
Of dreaming the way you do.
Or perhaps they have cast aside
Burning desires that once kept them awake.
If you work for your goals or not;
Struggle with failures or not;
If you have twinkling stars in your sky,
A rising sun on your horizon,
If you don’t see death in your spouse’s eyes
Or pain in your beloved child’s,
Consider yourself privileged.
Spare a thought for those
Whose dreams may never be;
Hold your luxury close, value it;
Tomorrow the tide may change.