Musings By Sea: Faith
All the world may disown you
And fate may let loose her hounds of hunger
The gods may guide you to ruin
And throw you down the cliff of criticism
Your friends may sell your friendship
To the slaughterhouse of deceit
And love, your queen, may divorce you-
Yet amidst the breaking world
You can stand unshaken
And emerge a victor
If only you muster faith-
Faith in yourself, faith in the divine.
Musings By Sea: Country
My hallowed land needs
Not muscles alone but manliness
Not passion but patience:
More than sympathy she needs sacrifice.
Not idle-worship but industry
Not words but willingness:
More than people, participants.
Not knowledge but action
Not admirers but administrators:
More than faith she needs faithfulness.
Not speakers but truth-seekers
Not intellect but initiative:
More than hands she needs hearts.
Not caste-ity but chastity
Not lives but love:
More than gods, godliness.