July 31

Only You


 July 31

Do you remember the time when
Desires drove a lifetime again?
For fame, wealth, friends; above all
For love and things, big and small

And then you came storming in
Even as your bounty came pouring down
Things I had desired and so much more
But they lost their luster and mattered no more.

For, once your presence is deeply felt
What can matter ever at all?
Prepared to have, at any cost
This communion to last and last..

And so it has come to pass
What is mine and what is yours?
The wealth and friends and love and fame
Are they not merely your playful game?

And so now our roles are reversed
How farcical it is Keshava!
For this life and purpose are solely defined
By giving you that which only seems mine.

I give you my mind, my heart, my soul
My life, my work, and all of my goals
I offer up my limitations and pain
Suffering and strife, again and again.

Take this bliss and this ecstasy too
Confusion and tendencies, those in your view
Possessions in sheaths that are unseen
And elusive strings that remain concealed.

Take even this longing for you
(And any pride of giving it all)
Let me want nothing but you
Forever and always, my Beloved in blue.

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