VAGABONDS FOR GOD
Ever since I leaped out my mother’s lap
There floated questions perennial on my mind
Who Am I? Where Am I? And such as these
And truly I still seek answers that lie
Beyond the skinny sheathed world.
I roamed the infinite sky and stars and
Wandered in the ideal world and
Swam across all the known oceans to find
No ending to my grief-stricken soul.
I heard the sages speak so bewildering
I listened to the wisdom of my time
Until I heard the wisdom of my own soul
That it is faith that answers all my questions.
As an evening fell, I lit a candle on my messy table
Dusted the torn book of salvation in an unusual hurry
Then I was soared into the delight of an abyss
I took a walk along with Abraham who took me the first lessons
And Moses led me to Sinai to show me the divine Decalogue
The prophets condemned my unbelief; but the tale of Ruth consoled me.
The wavering candle still burnt until I saw the ‘light’ himself
The son of man, the son of God who’s never ending faith
Purchased for me life and sold death by Calvary’s act
And articulated answers for my every question on a piece of wood.
Oh! I have found the wellspring of Nazarene from which
Flows the eternal water for my weary soul and
Never shall I return to the well of Samaria which can
Tempt me forget my soul’s destiny in you my beloved.
As the sun begun to shed its crimson rays over the waves of the river
I stood towards the east, heeding to the distant church bell.