When the chips are down

And darkness is all around


When troubles abound

And hopes are dashed ground


When faith in God is shaken

And endless every road taken


Look at the destitute around you

And the poor who surround you


And the deaf who smile

And the lame who walk a mile


And the paupers penniless

And the orphans helpless


And the terminally ailing

And the widows wailing


And the hapless who hope

And the blind who cope


With the miseries of life

And beam even in strife


Who thank God no less

Even in pain and stress


Then woes you will fight 

With all force and might

(Dr Shehzad Saleem)