Prayers from Millions

POETRY FORMAT, 26 Apr 2021

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

All around the world we have the COVID pandemic
We see people suffering and falling ill
Hospitals in many places are over full
No beds, no ventilators, no oxygen for the ill

Relatives, parents of ill children weeping, praying
These days even prayers are being ignored
So what to do — no hospitals, no reduction in COVID cases
Government trying beyond its capacity to ward off the tragedy

Today is Ram Navmi (April 21)

Festival celebrated feebly in pain
Lord Ram the epitome of Truth, Kindness, Compassion
O Ram, listen to the millions of prayers
Show us that you care, you love your believers

Come to this land that is full of pain and distress
Come to us, relieve us of our pain, love us and caress
You are the mighty Ram that was forced into long exile
But who did not forget the basic values of love and kindness

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Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi. ravipbhatia@gmail.com


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