MY LIFE’S LIGHT WAS SHE.
My “Life’s Light Left” this day three years ago exact
Keeping me desolate among a crowd of greats-left
To fend for myself despite kith and kin with me
That is HIS will- Omniscient God- who loves me!
Together we were for more than four and a half decades
In thick and thin, in joy and sorrow near with her,
And away- far far away- leaving her to take care of children
No murmurs, no expression of regret- all Mother’s grace!
The cruel hands of destiny and death carried away
My beloved better half-years three are gone
Gone with the times remaining every minute
In my thoughts with misery unbearable-absolute!
Seen off at Kadapa railway station on our way to Kolkatta to receive Micheal Madhsudhan Academy Award twenty years ago.
August nineteenth –tomorrow is a great day-quite significant
“World Humanitarian Day” observed all over the globe
For all of us to think, to pen and spread, make the world with patience
To respect all beings-God’s creation with clear conscience!
Men and women are created by God the Almighty
To live and lead a life normal with kith and kin rightly;
But there are the beloved of God who work for the world
Sacrificing all in challenging situations bold!
Brazilian Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of age
Whose thinking, philosophy, dynamism and courage
Inspired all and timeless legacy for all to emulate.
Rightly United Nations dedicated this day to that great!
To punish is human to forgive is Divine
To forget is human to forgive is Divine
To say yes to punishment is human unfair
To say no to punishment is Divine –quite fair!
Forgiveness is giving up resentment and anger
Forgiving is granting free pardon to the wrong doer!
August sixth –first Sunday of each august August
International Forgiveness day is robust!
“Love all and serve all” paves path for forgiveness pure
“Help ever, hurt never” spreads red carpet quite sure
Let us take to the path Divine, forget and forgive
Lord Almighty in all HIS compassion, takes to Heaven!
Today thirty first of July is the World Rangers Day
To pause for a moment, reflect, support, help and pray
For the Rangers who sacrifice their life and all to protect
Wildlife, nature and environment for survival perfect!
In the creation of the Omnipotent Almighty
Great indeed are human and animal beings mighty
Along with environment nice with seas and rivers
For the mutual benefit –but with fear they shiver!
Rangers deserve to be honoured, let us take time to
Consider their colleagues who courageously carry
On in their roles out in the field each and every day
We salute the brave who die at times by those protected!
Kerala born little girl named Anna chosen by Jesus
To carry HIS sufferings right from her childhood precious!
She became Saint Alphonso -lived hardly years thirty five
A symbol of carrying the sufferings of her supposed spouse.
She wrote in her spiritual diary:
“I do not wish to act or speak according to my inclinations.
Every time I fail, I will do penance…
I want to be careful never to reject anyone.
I will only speak sweet words to others.
I want to control my eyes with rigour.
I will ask pardon of the Lord for every little failure
And I will atone for it through penance.
No matter what my sufferings may be, I will never complain
And if I have to undergo any humiliation,
I will seek refuge in the Sacred Heart of Jesus”.
Yes, she is in the Sacred Heart of Jesus blessing all
An Indian born great Saint- taking care of all standing tall
Today is HER feast day- let us take care of the poor and feed
Show our concern for the world on this holy day- a great need!
Kamaraj with Mahatma Gandhi
July 15 Kamarajar Birth day 1903
A noble soul was born with humble beginning and means
In the down South a place called Virudhunagar-in teens
Joined the journey towards Indian freedom with verve
And enthusiasm drawn by Gandhian ideals to serve!
Born on this holy day years hundred and fourteen ago
Proved education not needed to rule and mind alone
Well trained and controlled can do wonders-king maker he was
Could influence the society and the nation in great measure!
In the course of his journey enjoyed imprisonment
A simple Chief Minister he was moved in a rickshaw
From Railway station to home, provided mid day meals
Free uniform and education to the poor and needy-to heal!
Dashing and Desires
Drive and determination
What are these FOUR DEES?
For whom are these FOUR DEES?
Sure they are for
The strong and the smart
The fast and the festive
The active and the moving
The dynamic and the healthy mind!
Surely not for
The meek and the weak
Indolent and insincere
Faithless and diffident
Inhuman and egoistic
Commonplace and the careless!
Come out to the light
Spread cheers and brightness like the shining stars
Bright sky and the wide world
Unlimited opportunities and untread path
Untapped avenues and untried methods
Make the society reach the road to success
Success that can never elude
In this vast world for any!
NEVER, NEVER, NOT FOR EVER!