I’m too old to realize,

Yet too young to understand

The way this world works

As life gets out of hand.


As I see my life pass by

In front of my eyes,

I can tell you that my

Frustration is no surprise.


With so much to do

In so little time,

I begin to wonder

Whether I should start to climb

To the place I want to be,

Or just sit and stare

Up there silently,

Without getting anywhere.


Days pass by like minutes

As my restless state grows,

Where will I be tomorrow?

No one really knows.


Now I can comprehend

Why the Lord had said,

‘Mankind was created weak’*,

As the weight sits on my head.



* The Qur’an - Surah Al-Nisaa', Verse 28

14th December 2004