How I sold myself to the devil!I completed my graduation full of hopes and ambitions.
I had my set of principles set in stone.
I will be honest, help the needy and will uphold work ethics.
I truly did this with aplomb, earned the respect of people.
I got married, led a happy life, we two became we four.
As time passed by, happiness gave way to stress and worries.
I had endless bills to pay, school fees, rent, car loan, home loan.
Money in my salary account disappeared as fast as it arrived.
One day, I had to choose between my principles and my needs
Being a mere mortal, a selfish soul, I chose my needs.
I skimmed money, traded favors, took bribes, embraced corruption religiously.
As my principles and ethics eroded, my worries and troubles also dissipated.
Then came a new problem, though I had money for everything, every month.
I was eaten alive by guilt, the guilt that I had sided with the devil.
I had sold my respect and honor for handfuls of money
Being truthful, I had sadly crossed over to live happily, but in vain.
Then on, I said a silent prayer every night. Oh God! forgive me.
For, I too have crossed over to the dark side. I wish I hadn't!