Today when I pass through the road, I see
Some characters of the worldly stage pass by me.
An absurd feeling crept in my heart and I feel,
It is the feeling of sonder for ones unknown to me.
Their faces showed apparent expressions,
Some of misery, joy and despair.
For the first time in my life I realized,
I amn't the only one, but one of those faces in the worldly fare.
I saw a girl with glittering eyes,
Which showed her joyous satisfaction;
Her sparkling smile made her beauty dignified,
Her excitement was more than her heart's reflection.
That jocund face reminded me,
Of the joy and happiness I felt,
When I had received an appreciation,
How couragely with the problem I had dealt!
My thought process was in motion.
I was dealing with my old memories commotion;
When I saw a man coming to sit by me,
His face had a broad grin and eyes, carefree.
The melodious song which he sung,
Told me that my partner was drunk.
I asked him abruptly in an angry tone,
"don't you think about your family, your wife or your son?"
He grew silent, sober and sad.
He depicted himself as a mad.
When he opened his trembling lips to speak,
His silent sobs told me that he was emotionally weak.
"my family left me, all have gone;
Leaving me alone on this sphere to frown.
There is nothing left for me but a heavy loan,
Life is a curse for me, and death shall be my boon."
He left me back moving with clumsy steps,
Leaving behind thousands of burning questions in my mind.
I was false to feel his life to have been nothing,
His life wasn't a pool, but a sea of queries still unwind.
When I was saddled up with so many questions,
I saw an old man sitting by me without a mention.
He was desperate, he wanted to utter a word,
But he was frightened if he failed in his attempt to be heard.
"How are you, how's the family doing?"
I asked in courteous formality.
He smiled, stood up and spoke sadly,
"my son threw me out of house; he lacked in empathy."
His heart was full as he spoke to me,
And his eyes were tearful as last I could see;
His emotions were high and full as a pile,
But he reflected his courage summarized in his smile.
The call finally came, for which I had been waiting.
My friend had finally called me to his seesion.
I was going to learn about people's behaviour,
But I had experienced sonder; I had learned my lesson.