When people are falling like nine-pins around ye unsung
Muster courage to hold on till the last drop
For somebody is required to pick up the fallen pals.
When ye fathom you are right
But hard-boiled truth dawns, you are otherwise
Accept that truth with courage
And put your ‘right’ to tests
Thou not stand on ceremony
It will inevitably isolate you from the rests.
When encircled in the web of uncertainty
In us, a part of overall order of things
Have courage to accept to accept the good words
Of anybody betwixt
Embrace that rightly to free thee out of a fix.
Whilst travelling in unknown land
Finding your fellow being in tattered attire and in pain
Muster courage to know his state
Mitigate his suffering – if you can
If not, few kind words will cost though nothing.
O, Lord, shower thy blessings, we are in dire need
So that we are courageous to blot out
Disparity from humanity based on caste, colour and creed.
Harbans Lal Khajuria