This is not Heaven

There are many miserable people
we live with
It’s not heaven
you know
where they screen them out.

The idea is to be alert
The same whisperer is after us too
it’s so easy to claim early victory over it
but the grit in it
has defied the noblest among us.

Rashid Osmani, Feb 24, 2018
https://www.osmanipoetry.com