This beautiful life goes on
With its joys and sorrows
Which makes us smile or shed a tear
This life goes on
Like a flowing river non-stop
Carrying happiness in a bag made of soft silk and sometimes in a torn bagful of sorrows
But never say quit
As this life is a gift from God
A precious gift, value unknown to many!
Let this life go on till we
Merge with the sublime brown earth or ash to be floated in the holy river!
(C) Sarala Balachandran