There are people around us going through joblessness, anxiety, fear, depression. Not all are lucky to have a steady income, a roof over their head and a loving caring family. This poem makes us reflect on our blessings, while we take a moment to check on these people around us. Now is the time!
Shortly, in a matter of few days, the cacti which looked healthy to me started to look bloated and swollen up. Some even got discoloured, turning yellow. The other few showed signs of rotting. I was devastated. I had watered them well, trowelled them at regular intervals and had even fed them fertilizers. Surely it was some pest that had attacked. I turned to the master farmer for advice. He just smiled. I smiled back perplexed.