Forever Lost

a poem by Jayati

The rich man lost more than he earned
His riches made him lose
His peace of mind.

The pretty woman lost more than her man
Her beauty made her lose
Her honour and dignity.

The loving children lost more than their parents
Their innocence made them lose
Their voice, crying attention.

The good society lost more than their thoughts
Their negligence made them lose
Hope in Pandora’s box.

The democratic countries lost more than their leaders
Their demagogues made them lose
Through mental boundaries, intelligence.