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There once was a man who had a little of Everything

But a whole lot of Nothing

And yet he gave freely of his Everything

To himself keeping just Nothing

Then one lucky day he got not little, but all of Everything

He realized soon the difference, Nothing was but Nothing

Everything was after all Everything

He made up his mind to preserve Everything, never let it turn to Nothing.

Afraid as he was to lose Everything

He became stingy and threw out Nothing

He carefully rationed out Everything

Not wanting to end up like before with Nothing

Finally he stopped and bestowed nothing of his Everything

Willing now only to give Nothing

Hence close to his heart he hugged Everything

And offered nothing at all ……except Nothing.

– Shail Mohan (Aug 2009)