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)

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