Gates Of Earth

When I was coming here

The gates of earth demanded

What my quest on the globe would be

I wanted to go and see sunshine

To perceive the thrills of  happiness

To discern the joys of living

To trade and earn the whole earth

To choose all my battles

And say a million hellos

But the gates of earth were fastened

Sending me back to the threshing pool

Deeming  my unreadiness  for life


Back I went pleading

To see the gloomy as well as the sunny days

To feel the  pains as much as the pleasures

To bear the losses along with the  gains

To say goodbyes as much as hellos

To fail as often as necessary

Only then were the gates unbolted

I was ready to do my time

For life is bound to happen

Someday, sometime or somewhere

As it does to all men




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