We are sure the thought-provoking luminaries,
Cutting-edge visionaries and tireless researchers
Must be pondering on how our lives
Have changed in unimaginable proportion.
We are convinced that everybody who plays a crucial role
In helping people live their lives expansively
Must be wondering with a delicate sense
Of moral concern and a necessary sense of urgency
That something serious has to be done
Before we all sink down with brows cloudy.
Dazed and confused, with face sad and sombre,
I walked alone in the valleys where tower
The cotton trees, in faith and not in fear.
Suddenly, I saw a light on top,
With a compelling power of attraction.
Looking carefully, I saw Christ and Krishna
Sitting close to each other, fingers intertwined,
Like inseparable twins who are alike and think alike.
There was a deep silence, I joined my hands and prayed.
I felt mysteriously heart-broken
Seeing their tears trickling down.
I walked a few steps closer to them
And the light became brighter.
Christ wiped Krishna’s tears
And Krishna wiped Christ’s tears.
I sat close to them sobbing lamentably.
They wiped my tears as well.
‘Do not cry Mama,’ Christ said lovingly
And Krishna whispered in my ears,
‘Mama, where there is life, there is hope.’