Friday, May 5, 2017

JH Sayyar's Sonnets

281
Honor shifts like sparrow on tree man to man
Honor: a golden crow on earth is willingly sent,
From heaven for human beings for self victory fan,
In worldly kingdom you cannot get it on rent
Do not expose self on earth: a man of success,
It is a whore trade to display beauty in mart,
To sell her beauty being makes self valueless,
Sometime rides in golden cart sometimes in cart,
Who wears the honor crown, respected everywhere
It is woven by labor but not sold in any street,
Honor the gift of God on earth I briefly declare,
Those who wear it sit always on a golden seat.
                       
Success shifts like luck from cradle to grave,
Success teaches pride as well, how to behave