FOREWORD: Today is World AIDS Day – a day to celebrate the promise of the day when the world will be completely free of new HIV infections, discrimination against HIV patients and AIDS related deaths. That day hasn’t come yet, but as a humanity that thrives on hope, we hold on to the promise and create the awareness of its purpose.
To mark this year’s World AIDS Day, I want to share a verse I wrote a while ago, which seemed suitable for the commemoration. Read, share your thoughts and educate someone you know.
Life is a psychopath, a bully and rarely fair
It’s going to push you over, kick you while you’re down
And hit you when you try to get back up
But your victory comes when you’re not beaten
Listen to your heart, follow your dreams
And let no one tell you what you’re capable of
Push the limits, bend the rules
And enjoy every minute of it
Laugh at everything, sulk over nothing
Neither for the milk still in the cup nor for the one that’s spilled
Love all, but trust a few . . . even then, sparingly
Believe in yourself, and never lose faith in others
Settle for nothing but only for the best
And when it’s not the best, give your 100% to make it so
Take risks, live on the edge
Yet stay safe . . . caution never killed anyone
Jump on every opportunity, but tread carefully
Life can be a con artist as well.
Not everyone’s going to love you
But who needs them haters anyway?
Challenge everything, and fight for what you believe in
Back down to nothing
Even when your loins tremble with fearful release in the face of a fiercer opponent
But give in to the little things in life
After all, that is what makes you
Believe in god, have a religion
‘Cos the afterlife’s a bitch if you don’t
Forget the unnecessary, but remember everything
Bring it with you everywhere you go
Learn something new, and appreciate criticism
But when the line is crossed from censure to scorn
Slap that motherfucker from Sunday to Sunday
Hate nothing, but dislike what you want
A healthy dose of dislike is a necessary evil
Never forget where you came from
And always remember where you are going
Live your life to its fullest
And have a reason for everything, even if it’s totally insane
Find your purpose in life, and Live it!
‘Cos life may be a psychopath, a bully and rarely fair
But it’s also a gift, and its rewards abound.
Written by Pink Panther