Poem By Hans Raj Sharma
O' man! One to twenty
You're living like a monkey
Jumping, skipping, running to and fro
Climbing up and climbing down the hills!
Twenty to forty-
Living as fast as a horse
Full of energy and power
Agility, ability and capability
Symbol of success and victory!
Forty to sixty as a donkey-
Carrying light and heavy weights
Weights of social getting-together
Family responsibilities and liabilities!
There from sixty to eighty-
Barking like a barking-dog
Getting angry and suspicious
Reacting over each act or move!
Thereafter eighty on wards-
Getting motionlessly restive
Sitting for all the time like an owl
Unnoticed, unheeded and unheard!
What a blend of traits-
Out from animals and birds
Man's bond to pass through a day!
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