Walking along merrily,
I saw a bunch of ripe grapes
hanging very temptingly.
The grapes were very fresh and juicy.
They beckoned me teasingly
but hung over a tall wall precariously.
I tried hard but I couldn’t pluck them
and each time I tried, I failed miserably.
Dejected, I consoled myself but rather unconvincingly
by belying to my mind that they were sour possibly.
I walked away but the grapes stayed in my memory.
Unknowingly, I had left my happiness behind
with those grapes instead of taking it along with me.
Alas!, Greed makes me so forgetful
that I misplace my happiness in whatever I see.
I then wonder, where have I lost it
when I don’t find it any longer with me.