When you’re Down!

When you are down

When I came to the UK to pursue higher education, the economy wasn’t doing that well. Even though I had a job at that time, people around me did not; even those with MBA’s were not getting work. My friends who did their higher education within the UK could not find jobs in the UK or even in my country for almost a year. This is a poem is for those people around me who are going through tough times…

When you’re Down!

When you’re down!

When the world around you seems merry when everything you want, seems to be on an uphill clearly

When you’re down, nothing seems to work out, when the end of the tunnel seems too far along,

When the crossroads lead you to one dead-end, when the keys seem to only lock the door and when rains don’t stop to pour,

The clock winds without repair, and the world goes round without a care, when happiness you’re unable to trace, life only seems to be of despair!

When the slightest fall looks like a big push, and nothing seems to work for the good,

When you’re down and the miles seem to grow, when you’re burned out and the solution seems to be the problem,

With every stair that you climb and no floor insight, with every page you turn the story seldom unfurls!

When you’re down and out and believe is something you’d rather not, a glimmer of hope that once tinkered now completely lost in its direction towards you,

when the music fades into noise and when things don’t seem to look up, “this too shall pass” is what they say, but they fail to wear your shoes and with each passing moment hope you lose!

And when the dawn breaks and with it new hope awakes is when you’re up and about and the adventure begins again!

Shewtel Shah

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