*Title courtesy – F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Season 3 Episode 12, The One With All The Jealousy
I stand here amid the world,
full of beauty, full of love,
with my spirit unfurled,
yet feeling futile, with no shove.
When did life come to a halt?
Why is everything falling apart?
What is, in all this, my fault?
Will this despair ever depart?
Questions aplenty, answer not for one
burns out the heart and mind.
As if to be under scorching sun
waiting forever for the absent wind.
Peace, the words crawling in a book brings;
Selfless love, flame of the candle portrays;
Harmony, the chime causes every time it rings;
All momentous in their own ways.
Where do I stand – me, the empty vase –
With no purpose, with no ploy?
This constancy in life I hope to erase
when I hold within me the blossoms of joy.