A Donkey’s Tale
Once upon a time a donkey walked in front of a blacksmith shop. Fate had it carrying much firewood when suddenly a flare fell upon its load. Flames consumed the firewood and finally midst the fire the donkey was charred.
The foul of the character
            Fire of yours
The deeds of that foulness
            Firewood of yours
Once loaded with firewood and passing over the hell
Amazing if you could pass unharmed alive and well [1]
Lo! You shall not pass! This too heavy a-load
Trapped underneath the heaviness’s hold 
After all your habits if to eat or to sleep
What a fortune! This is indeed your bliss!?

Yeah! Go ahead and laugh Dara you are not that different from the strapped donkey… Laugh brother laugh…
[1] Koran [3:185]: “Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.

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