Throwing teasers our way
With a smile sardonic
Testing us variably each day
What once to you was trivial,
Something that you had dismissed
In a tone light-hearted and jovial
May come back to destroy your bliss..
Remember when you in lighter vein
Mocked at a fellow human being’s misery
The same situation may now cause you pain
You might have set yourself on a road slippery..
When young and strong and full of vigor
We often think we are immune
To troubles that the rest encounter
We think we cannot face such misfortune..
Alas the passage of time will bring
Illness, misery, repetitive suffering
All our cups fill in similar proportions
With negative and positive emotions
Mocking at others never works
Those arrows find their way backwards
Life’s ironies probably spare no one
From fate’s tricks, one cannot run.