the calmness

In the artificial ladder of success

some start climbing almost straight

some find terribly difficult to reach

many encounter a pretty long wait

but the rat race keeps continuing

people make it a fierce competition

some make it as a personal battle

and some keep eye on their ambition

the lines are crossed, decency is lost

friends and relatives traded for a cost

rivals betrayed, competitors are pushed,

challengers cheated, contenders are duped

and Gods too are dragged to ask for miracle

all this foolishness to reach that pinnacle

the soul is embroiled in this modern strife

where is that calmness, once called life?