I started my journey a long time back,
In my quest to find Your existence.
A blind man who lost his own track,
Trudging aimlessly, seeking your presence.
Left my family, my home, my motherland;
Travelled to parts of the world unknown.
Closed my fists to hold the foreign sand,
I could never become their own.
With zeal and vigor, I continued the search;
Sometimes a temple, sometimes a monastery.
Roamed around in mosque, pagoda or church;
You always eluded me like an unsolved mystery.
I cried and screamed for your compassion,
Begged for blessings bowing down to the statue.
Cared for my greed, neglected any person;
Could not realize how aloof I went from You.
Tired and exhausted, unfed and nude;
I begged for mercy but none paid any heed.
I rummaged the trash can for some food,
Met a cripple who I felt was in more need.
The food gave him strength and ease,
A ray of smile lightened that face so grim.
Such a simple deed gave me so much peace,
Behind my new friend, finally I saw Him.