The Fine Print
Though a country might offer its citizens
the right to life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness,
The World does not.
In this World, be assured:
You will suffer – mildly perhaps, or horribly.
You will know injustice and resentment --
a little perhaps, or a lot.
You will die – later perhaps, or sooner.
And if you love,
each one you love
will know pain,
That was the fine print on the Lease on Life
we were unable to read as we
were being pushed through the door
into our new home.
This is our daily rent.
Most days it seems bargain enough!