Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
Hall Of Universal Peace
This midnight bids farewell to parting year
Who then, on chariot Time, his seat vacates.
The New Year succeeds him as Charioteer:
To drive us on, he's waiting at our gates.
But OURS the choice of paths and destinations:
The Charioteer obeys but our instructions.
We must, to reach the most coveted station
Of PEACE, choose well-lit roads sans obstructions.
Such routes are those of Friendship, Love, Compassion,
Justice, Pardon, Truth and Selflessness.
The dingy lanes of Greed, Envy, Passion,
And Conflict lead to woe and sleeplessness.
Let's ask ...
Marvellous Man (A Rondeau in Pentametre)
O Marv'llous man, what else can equal you
In brawn of brain? The wondrous things you do
in countless fields, can they ever be done
By even the super-stars, the moon or sun?
You 'came', you 'saw', you almost 'conquered' too,
Animate / inanimae things that met your view.