Once as my heart bled in the face of human cruelty
I sat on the steps of a temple and to God I talked openly
Why is it that my life is such?
Could you give me only that much?
Like the Queen Mary, pure among the virgins
My innocence could never speak the language of sins
Yet, with disgust and disdain, I was taken for the contempt
As I cried with red tears, a climb to the Himalayas I thought to attempt
When, Lo! A white effervescence showed its essence
Remember! It whispered, remember the holy fragrance
Those words written in Holy Books, are erasers of ignorance
Those known as the Law of Karma shall make you dance
Law of duty, Law of humanity, with all its honesty
Each and every man is victim of its propensity
So are you, paying for the negative work in your past life
Don’t be discouraged in the face of this strife!
Remember always to take the name of the Lord
Whoever He may be, whatever be His name
Your call with devotion shall never be placed in misrecord
But with blinding fire, your strife shall end in a flame!
With these words, the white effervescense turned into air
And with strength in my heart, I brushed my hair
Never to cry in the face of a dilemma
And my Holy Books sincerely became my aroma!
29th June 2012
For the Contest of Poet Destroyer
Collaborating in the Clouds