Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi Wabarakath,
These are a few words of poetry that were written by `Ali Ibn Abi Talib radi allahu anha [One of the four righteous Caliphs, a cousin and Son-In-Law of the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam] which I found to be very profound and touching. If one stops and ponders at the words, they'll realise how beautiful and true they are:
قال على بن أبي طالب
Never oppress if you are in a position to do so
For oppression, its field only leads to regret
Your eyes may sleep, but the oppressed one is attentive
Cursing against you while the Eyes of Allaah do not sleep
Take taqwa as your provision, for you do not know
When the night darkens, will you live until fajr?
For how many of a youth laughs by morning and evening
And his shrouds have been weaved, and he does not know.
وكم من صغار يرتجى لهم طول العمر *** وقد أدخلت أجسادهم ظلمة القبـر
And how many of young ones are expected to live long
But their bodies are made to enter the darkness of the grave.
And how many of a bride have they beautified for her husband
And their souls have been seized on the night of decree.
And how many of a healthy one dies without an illness
And how many of an ill one has lived for a good time
So whoever lives for a thousand and more
He must one day, make his way to his grave