How long are you here?

You are here
Only for a while;
You are not here forever,
It does no matter how rich you are,
You are here
Only for a while,
You may be the most handsome man
Or the most beautiful woman who ever lived,
You are here
Only for a while;
Be as powerful as you can be;
And when you talk, all the world trembles,
Still,
You are here
Only for a while;
Be the top of your class
And graduate with
The highest academic distinctions;
You are here,
Only for a while;
You may have a box full of academic and professional qualifications,
You may be the greatest orator
The world has known,
Or sing like a nightingale,
And move all hearts with your mellifluous voice,
You are here
Only for a while.
And how soon you hand your place
To another. you do not know;
It is not determined by you!
It could be today;
It could be tomorrow!
It could take quite a while again;
You know nothing about when it comes!
Neither do I;
What I know with certainty is
You are here
Only for a while;
No need to boast
Ot to be nasty to others;
For soon the bell will go
And you must quit the seat
you call yours
In this world for ever.
So, my friend, always bear in mind
You are here
Only for a while.
And your powers are limited;
You may think you can do and undo,
But that’s one of the biggest lies
of all times;
You can only do a few things;
And your time here is limited;
You are here
Only for a while;
That, you cannot change;
So where is the power?
You may take away life from others;
But you can never create life;
And you cannot be here for ever;
You are here
Only for a while.

You are nothing but a candlelight;
You shine but never for ever.

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