The Bank of Life
I received a call from a bank
“There’s a draft for you, would you collect it Ma’am?’
I was surprised and racked my brain
couldn’t remember opening an account, in my name.
Off I went, to see what this was all about
I just had to go, had to clear a lot of doubts
I reached the bank; saw it was called ‘LIFE’
amazed I was, as I walked inside
it was vast and empty, there was no one there
beautifully decorated, but had just one chair
“Hello!!?” I called out, “Is anyone there?”
There was no answer, as I stood wondering what to do
in walked a man, I knew him from somewhere
but where, I didn’t have a clue
“Some accounts to be settled, some debts to be paid,
some cheques to be encashed, why don’t you take a chair?”
I panicked a little but did as I was told
sat on the only chair, saw it was made of gold
He bought out some ledgers; saw my name on some
there were lots of figures, I couldn’t understand a-one.
He began explaining about give and take
“This is The Bank of Life” he said,
everyone has an account here
whether they are aware of it or not
we keep their books and ease their debts
till an equal balance we have sought
Remember what you have taken, you also have to give
if you have been forgiven, you also have to forgive
This bank has a lot of facilities, which I shall tell you about today
The only thing we do not return, are your yesterdays.
You can invest in ‘Tomorrow’
I promise you the dividends will be rich
take my word for it Ma’am
put all your money on ‘Tomorrow’ without a hitch
‘Today’ is still our best deal
give it all you’ve got
the interest on it is the highest
invest in it without a thought.
‘Yesterday’ is always a losing deal
people invest all they have into it
in spite of being warned, they do not pay heed
Banking on ‘Yesterday’ is like putting money on a losing steed.
‘Time’ here is loaned out, equally to all
how you spend it, is your call.
sometimes you run out of it, there’s nothing we can do.
If there’s any other problem, we can help you.
In ‘The Bank of Life’, you only get back what you give
so be generous with what you put in
on the dividends of it you will live
My accounts had been settled
all my debts cleared
my drafts had been encashed
my work was over here
I asked if I could leave
the man answered with a nod
only when I was out of there
did I realize he was God.