Friday, January 13, 2017

A torch for You

A torch for You                                                                                

Become hopeless, You say. 
I’ve invested all the hope I have

in the One whose shoulders
bear the weight of multitudes;

the One entrusted with the Mandali’s souls –
Mani’s guileless adoration, for example;

Mehera’s unworldly devotion;
Eruch’s plea:  Don’t let me down!

Love makes no demands
but promises invoke certain expectations.

Faith is blind in the end,
but there are flares along the way.

I look to those burned-out, love-ravaged souls
who carried to their graves, a torch for You

and the silent assurance and authority with which
You accepted their immeasurable sacrifice.

O child of God, you are a lover of Meher Baba!
What wondrous company you keep!

                        (from A Jewel in the Dust)

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