Life is an equal opportunity
for everybody; this is what we’ve learnt
concerning the deaf, the blind, the disabled,
whom society has accommodated.
Or say, the disadvantaged bring it on
themselves, beautiful youths turning to drink
and drugs, and the fresh-faced to cigarette
addiction; the able-bodied to crime.
Yet life remains the common aspiration
of all, the honest worker and the thief;
soldier and suicide-bomber alike
will die for it, to achieve it for others.
Corruption proves that to some life is money,
the lack of money somehow pains us too;
we all view some fixed state of happiness
in life, to some afar off, to some here.