Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rhyme and Reason

by Dr. Shehzad Saleem

When the chips are down
And darkness all around

When troubles abound
And hopes dashed to ground

When faith in God is shaken
And endless every road taken

When nothing goes right
And means are also tight

Look at the destitute around you
And the poor who surround you

And the deaf and dumb who smile
And the lame who walk a mile

And the hapless who hope
And the blind who cope

With the miseries of life
And beam even in strife

And look at the shelterless
And the couples childless

And the paupers penniless
And the orphans helpless

And the terminally ailing
And the widows wailing

Who thank God no less
Even in strain and stress

Then woes you will fight 
With all force and might