An ode to mankind

Laughter echoes in the dwellings of the poor,

As much as wails resound in the mansions of the rich.

Smiles and frowns in some measure we will all relish and endure,

The chosen ones depart memorably, the forgotten are buried in some ditch.

No amount of wealth will ever bring back an iota of time,

Countless childhoods and youth have been lost in that futile quest.

Many have sought to achieve the impossible even by resorting to crime,

When the mind admits “This is enough; never more.”, only then will one’s soul eternally rest.