yesterday, i had plenty to savour
and today, i own a begging hand!
yesterday, i mocked at the poor
and today, i have blended with my mockery!
despair has struck me
and peace has left me!
Alas! Neither in my day dreams
nor in my nightmares,
I had such a vision of distress.
But today, i am torn,
abandoned and withered
with aspirations estranged
and desires unaccomplished!