If happiness can make one smile,

If grief can make one tearful,

What about all those quiet souls,

For whom these two states don't matter?

What about a man who shuns flowers,

What about a woman who hates diamonds,

What about those who just live on,

Who carry on because loved ones matter?

Tell me where that sage or saint is,

Who can mend the hearts that are broken?

Show me an angel, an Ariel*, a Khidr*

Who rescues the helpless from a storm, a twister.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

ARIEL*: The fairy mentioned in William Shakespeare's famous play "The Tempest".
*KHIDR: The "Green One" -- a spirit of God that helps lost and dying travellers in deserts, seas and forests (Also mentioned in the Bible and the Holy Qur'an)
Produced on the 15th of December, 2008, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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