Poem for Prabhupada
by Bhuvana Pavani devi-dasi
Here i am... once again...
trying to do... what i can...
to remember Krsna and my Spiritual Master
and this lifetime moves forward faster and faster.
Seems i created such obstacles by my desires,
it seems almost too late to put out the fires!
But i will hang on again just for today
and hoping "as way leads onto way"
that the path will get straighter, clearer, less dense
as i climb that hill and cross that fence
placed in the way, my own reactions
to lifetimes of illusory connections and factions.
I beg for mercy, and plead for strength
to do what is Right, to go any length,
to please the One, the Lord of my heart.
This journey i'm barely ready or willing to start!
But if not now... when? I want the answer...
yet nothing is lost in my tiny endeavor
to awaken from this very bad dream.
Will i ever jump into that stream
that flows up to the Spiritual Sky
and comes to rest, comes to lie
at the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha Krsna,
where i will see my Spiritual Master
not as i experience this perfect Vaishnava here
with my imperfect eyes and imperfect ears
but in full knowledge, bliss and eternity.
i will then know pure service & Love... i will then be free.
Until that transformation takes place
i beg to remember to chant the Lord's Holy Names.
Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
~Bhuvana Pavani d.d. 7.25.05