A Poem by Manoj J Lekhi (Amrut Vivek)


Give me the strength to be honest

Honest to myself

Honest to others

Honest to be only ‘one faced’


Oh God!

Give me the courage to live by truth

Truth and only truth

Be true to myself

And be humbly straight-forward


Oh God!

Give me the enthusiasm to serve everyone

For service is only my life

Service is what I stand for

Service is what I would die for


Oh God!

Give me all the time in the world

All the time to love

Love one and all

And spread love wherever and everywhere


Oh God!

Give me the presence of mind

Not to hurt anyone’s feelings

Or not to do any such thing which disturbs someone


Oh God!

I have asked you so many things already

And know that you have granted me all


It’s upto me to wake up and live what you have given me 

Thank you for all the above gifts.