Blinds the physical and the spiritual

People turn a blind eye to him as well

In all walks, at all levels;

Friends turn villainous, full of viles

Balance is lost, up the heartbeat goes

Tenfold, with the mind bogged down

Into a wretched, mad, miserable mire.

Down slides the scale of values

Tilting the balance to a dead end.

An angry man is a lost soul,

Lost to him, lost to others.

But ego fully alive, on the rise

Suffers the tsunami syndrome,

The tidal wave of fury hits the soul

Of peaceful shore, cuts it asunder

Sinks it with never a hope to recover.

A poem by Jaya Lakshmi Rao V.