For Guru

For Guru

My aspiration candle –
     A flickering flame –
Grace ignited.
     Muffled by mind’s
          Extinguishing winds –
by lethargy’s leaden breath –
But never, Dearest God,
     Altogether gone.
The tiny, struggling spark
Awakens in a sudden
     Great blaze.
Love and Joy are never lost.
Gratitude-tears are never
One such moment is worth
A thousand, thousand dreary
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

– Madhuri Ruiz.


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