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Not Promised

By Aminath Neena

Oh you there, you who loathe someone somewhere

Why carry the black beast on your shoulders

When on your left breast there is a fountain?

Fill it to the brim with the essence of love instead

‘Cause tomorrow’s not promised

And today, may be the only chance you have

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Oh you there, you from this race and that creed

Why instill such gluttony In your thoughts

When there is so much generosity running in your veins?

Fill your mind with the essence of love instead

‘Cause tomorrow’s not promised

And this day, may be the only chance you have.

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Oh you there, you from this nation and of that town

Why carry so much spite in your mind’s tongue

When there is so much light within you?

Fill your soul with the essence of love instead

‘Cause tomorrow’s not promised

And this time, may be the only chance you have

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Oh you there, you from this family and of that colour,

Why such ostentation and self-worship

When all by entrepreneurship, were fashioned by one?

Fill your sight with the essence of love instead

‘Cause tomorrow’s not promised

And this moment may be the only chance you have

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Oh you there, you, friend or foe,

Why dip yourself in the sea of animosity

When you have no capacity to deny the natural law?

Fill your bath with the essence of love instead

‘Cause tomorrow’s never promised

And this, may be the only chance you have

Aminath Neena is an English lecturer from the picturesque archipelago nation of the Maldives. Currently, she works at Maldives National University. An avid lover of words, poetry is a hobby closest to her heart. Her poems usually revolve around themes such as love, relationships, spirituality, society, and global issues. According to her, poetry is the gateway to spirituality because it resonates purity like no other. Among her achievements include having her poem featured in ‘Words And Music’, a programme on BBC Radio. She believes her writings to be a reflection of her thoughts, her feelings and her life.

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