In the journey of life
Ruchika Srivastava: “In the journey of life, allurements breeze in
Choice is given to us, we refrain or entertain
Pursuit of happiness in the wrong terrain,
Make results uncertain, for a person lamebrain.
On the boat of desires with mind as captain
We go with the flow, caught in illusion’s enchain.
Ups and downs on the way, send us the warning
Of dangers underlain
We feel the stress and strains
Of material nature uncertain.
Then one day finally comes the storm,
Our feelings of attachment twisted and torn
Create a pain, difficult to explain
Makes us realise, all our feelings were in vain
Lost and shattered we look for a guardian
Who then reminds us of Krishna’s divine game
We are not here for any material gain,
Serving the Lord, is our duty main
Served the senses time and again
Mind’s duty is to mistrain
His mercy is pouring like incessant rain,
But are we holding the umbrella
of selfish desires in brain.
Until we are totally purified, experiences are there to train,
Before the next storm comes, hope the lessons learnt retain
In the end, only Krishna will remain
Don’t forget to thank Him, be it pleasure or pain.”
Your humble servant