STOP. TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOURSELF
Every human being has a beating heart and a soul.
We all desire to survive and to prosper …..
to live LIFE without the gnawing feeling of fear, hunger or suffering.
If we plan well and work hard,
then life can always be better if we shed aside negativism and change our perspectives.
Every day, 1.2 billion people – one fifth of the world’s inhabitants – cannot fulfil their most basic needs, let alone attain their dreams or desires.
We are really lucky, aren’t WE?
Yet most of us who are leading charmed lives can never find the time to pause
and take stock of our own blessings.
Come on, have a heart.
Let’s pool together to do our teeny parts to make this sordid world a better place to dwell in.
Ah, during late Autumn or Winter, this numbing feeling can be abysmal.
Shorter days, longer nights.
And the intense chill and frost bites blending well with the cheerless mood.
You might have hummed along with the classic hit called STREETS OF LONDON.
Eons ago, I discovered this tearful song that never fails to instil an absolute sense of tingling foreboding in me.
There’s this old world charm about the lyrics that’d probably touch a zillion souls.
Something about life and loneliness entwined, of poverty, reminding us to treasure whatever material wealth we may have now, no matter how frugal we should be, to count our blessings.
In this forlorn world, there’ll many who are deprived of company, warmth and food, if we look hard enough.
The STREETS OF LONDON is a song with a soul,
beckoning you to incite healing in this cold, dreary world ….
Let me run the meaningful lyrics for you here:
Have you seen the old man
In the closed-down market
Kicking up the paper,
with his worn out shoes?
In his eyes you see no pride
Hand held loosely at his side
Yesterday’s paper telling yesterday’s news
Chorus: So how can you tell me you’re lonely,