He asked, what is it that you want?
I answered, this and that!
Then he asked, why is it that you want this and that?
I answered, just wanna feel good and happy about myself!
He couldn’t help asking, with the things that I gave, are you happy?
I answered, not really, but I guess, this one would certainly make me feel happy!
He smiled and didn’t say a word after.
And so is the wonder that we keep wondering,
We keep aspiring,
We keep making aims,
We keep having ambitions,
We continue to perspire for this and that!
Then comes a reality check, when we all take a pause to ponder,
Over the things we all have so called achieved in life,
Over the assets that we all have accumulated over a period of time,
Over the relations that we all have forged during our lifetimes,
We don’t get that thing that we all look for,
What is it that we all look for?
And then we all come across a thought which resonates with something like this:
ख्वाइशों का आलम ऐसा था जनाब,
कि हम खुद को ही भुला बैठे!
What ensues is a trail of:
Not finding answers,
Not finding a purpose,
Not being able to come to terms with one’s current state of affairs and mind,
Getting lost in the ख्वाइश of this चमक and that धमक of this material world.
Without realizing what this and that did and continues to do with all of us.