This too shall pass away

a poem by Shernaz Wadia

When life seems bleak and hopes are shattered,
When every cherished dream has scattered,
With honest courage learn to say
“This too shall pass away.”

Should you fail in a difficult task
While others in their success bask,
Through tears of defeat, smile and say,
“This too shall pass away.”

Riches and renown don’t forever stay,
Triumph and tragedy too will go away;
So in joy and in sorrow, wisely say
“This too shall pass away.”

Be calm in sickness, grateful in health,
And careful too, with abundant wealth.
Live life the good old honest way
Soon it too shall pass away.