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 ...
I Need Thy Light
I Need Thy Light (A Villanelle inTetrametre)
To distinguish between black and white
Things of the world that go in disguise,
O Lord, I sorely need thy light.
To pierce the masks, too weak my sight.
Though ripe in age, I'm too unwise,
To distinguish between black and white.