Happiness- Lost or Found?

a poem by Sudarshan Madhav Karhale

Hidden in the shadows
of fear and darkness,
where are you my dear
joy and happiness?

I search you under
the light of hope—
don’t leave me alone
with pain and grief to cope.

My eyes are dry,
my face is pale—
where to find a shop
with you on sale?

Your charm finds me
the warmth of love and care;
I am shivering in the cold
with sadness to bare.

Thieves of sands of time
threaten me for life;
the lord of death laughs at me
along with his beloved wife.