Life isn’t about what you hoard,
It’s about what you retain….
The knowledge you gain,
The memories you make,
The relationships you nurture,
The pains that you suffer,
And through those pains,
The lessons you learn.
And while success maybe achieved,
It may be retained only by perseverance,
Because without persistent effort,
Success is earned by fickle luck,
But through diligence, it turns into fame,
And later, into goodwill.
All else is ashes and dust…
©Pradita Kapahi, 2017