I Am Your Servant

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-97
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

I AM YOUR SERVANT

My Lord!
the more I run away from you,
the more I feel alienated,
the more I think
I am walking on my own
the more I deceive myself,
the more miserable I become.

The moment I think,
I am the doer,
You move away from my vision,
the darkness of the universe descends,
life becomes too heavy a burden,
living a meaningless struggle.

Under the spell of maya
I come again and again,
forget You, our relation.
You always lure me
with your wealth and splendour,
I fall an easy prey to it and consider
Your affluence as the be all and end all,
deprive me of You, Your bliss
and make a mess of my life

Please remind me as and when l go wrong.
My Lord! a servant remains a servant,
can he ever become master of his own?
What to do with your wealth?
Let me remain where i was,
at your lotus feet, my love and treasure

The meaning of my life
lies only in carrying out Your orders,
not in carrying myself
looking after Your affluence, doing Your work, without being involved,
as a servant and caretaker.
My life and its fulfilment
lies not in gratifying my senses,
feeding my ego and appetite,
but in real surrender at thy feet

I may run away,
may commit a thousand mistakes,
but the Master is the Master,
He can never go wrong.
Wherever and in whichever situation I am,
my chain is forever in Your hand.
You are always my master,
be with me, be on my lips, be before my eyes in my moment’s of bliss and idiocy,
misadventure and stupidity.

You are my only possession.
Without You, Your gift, my life on earth is meaningless like a flower
without hue and fragrance.
Here nobody and nothing is mine.
Let me have you in me, the only reality
in all my moments, conscious
subconscious and unconscious

My lord!
if my love is true,
my craving is genuine,
let me surrender with my heart and soul.
A servant can only beg for his Master’s mercy,
be with me, be it heaven or hell, hardly matter,
guide and see me through Your cosmic illusion and let me remain Your servant forever, here and hereafter.

© smrutiranjan 18.8.2018

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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

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