Why I’m a Workaholic


A candle is alight on a table top.candle burning
Time consumes it at a steady pace.
The book on the table top asks the candle –
“How are you?
Why are you burning away all the time?
Why are you becoming tinier every minute?
Slow down, take rest.
Listen to me, if you care for me.”

The candle replies –
“I want to burn bright.
In brightness I shine in glory.
If I’m not alight, my world will
Plunge into darkness.
The demons of loneliness
Will haunt me in the darkness.
So, while I last, let me burn bright
And bask in the joy of your sight.”


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