Attitude is everything: A poem by Nithya Sridharan

If you fall to the ground like a wounded sparrow,

Rise up to be an eagle
With all its might
Flying up with its head high
Touching the zenith, the heights of the sky

If you are made to evaporate into thin air
Fall to the ground as the clear drops of rain
Kissing the thirsty earth
Which lovingly embraces you
Like the lotus and drops of dew

If your day is going to end
And the setting sun sheds its light away
Rise up like the moon
That lights up the barren nights
More than the brilliance of a thousand lights

Attitude is what takes you all along
Get yourself bejeweled with it
The world may show any face
Right attitude at the right time matters
Like pouring oil on troubled waters