It always bothered me
why rewards and awards
and the associated bounty
so attractive to the people?
why is the prize so important?
why is the cash so pivotal?
are the efforts not conclusive?
are the attempts not sufficient?
are the endeavours not decisive?
are the initiatives not credible?
why there a mad rush for the top?
is the participation not gratifying?
so, let us join the race
for the objective desired
not to win the race but
to be at the right place!
read of many wanderers
studied of many discoverers
I too wanted to become one
experience offered me true lesson
when the life emerged brutal
when the situations were hostile
when left with no alternatives
I discovered my real relatives
when loneliness started wounding
when emotions began confounding
when everyone failed to comprehend
I discovered my real friend
when survival created doubtfulness
when life boat became rudderless
when road ahead was occupied
I discovered my real guide
when thoughts expressed are mediocre
when the meaning is not recognized
when encountered mutual borrowers
I discovered my real followers
when writings are from the heart
when i am forced to think smart
when the mystery unfolds thyself
I discover the real myself