Poems by
Karunesh Kumar Agrawal

I’m Sad for People

a poem by Karunesh Kumar Agrawal

I’m sad for people
pinning for temporal glory,
their only passion,
that in some fable
they will be remembered for ever.
Power and glory
are in fact
very much like wine-
we drink and drink
and yet are thirsty all the time.
We’ll be immortal
not by
caste, class or birth;
my this, my that-
what nonsense-
will not immortalise me.
Let every
be invited
to share life’s
lyrics joys,
live united
as brothers and
cultured persons.