Bare and Burdened

Holding riches of contentment 

Flying light traversing barbed miles endless,

Haggard mien barefoot, unabated dream

Enthralling emmer sunshine beckoning.


Stories they heard, glorious land lush

Rosy days where nights resplendent

River munificent flowing elixir 

Blissful promised land, hope burgeoning.


Frayed bindle of burden, penury a dent

On shoulders frail, life is heavy

Thatched roof leaking ‘n broke present

Left childhood alleys, hunger extreme


Lofty skyline opulence fetid, lament

Lowly stifled by the din, life is grim.


Bref double


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Written by Roodaba Shah

Stairway to Happiness

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