Our time in this world is very little. | The Wisdom Series

I have been intrigued by this couplet penned by an anonymous 17th-century poet from the Indian subcontinent. Although it reminds me of my late father, it’s beyond all relationships, and it’s as relevant today as would have been then.

Read time: 1 min

When I’m dead
Your tears will flow
But I won’t know
Cry with me now instead

You will send flowers
But I won’t see
Send them now instead

You’ll say words of praise
But I won’t hear
Praise me now instead

You’ll forget my faults
But I won’t know
Forget them now, instead

You’ll miss me then
But I won’t feel
Miss me now, instead

You’ll wish
You could have spent more time with me
Spend it now instead

You’ll wish
You could have spent all your money on me
Spend now instead

When you hear I’m gone, you’ll find your way to my house to pay condolence, but we haven’t even spoken in years
Speak with me now instead

Spend time with your loved ones, and help them with whatever you have to make them happy. Make them feel Special. Because you never know when time will take them away from you forever.
Our time in this world is very little. 

Success to you!

Razak
CommonInterest

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