Illness is a blessing in disguise

Often it may make us realize


Our short comings and woes

And sincere friends from foes


A time for soul searching

An occasion for ruminating


When life is smooth and easy

We end up errant and sleazy


But when the sailing is rough

We cannot thank God enough


For it makes us reflect

Think deep and correct


The wrongs we were doing

The vices we were chewing


To become better than before

A lucrative deal for sure!

(Dr Shehzad Saleem)