The Giant Tree

There was once a giant tree

Stood there completely carefree

Making food without paying a fee

Best business don’t you agree

The King decided this cant be

Real estate is ample rupee

How dare the tree be lessee

Without the royal decree

He ordered cutting with glee

Thinking only money no inquiry

The job fell on a novice trainee

Tried to chop it with a machete

Mighty blows did the wannabe

Give the giant tree third degree

With a lot of pain did end the fallacy

That saw collapse of the prodigy

This was the only tree you see

For over thousand acre territory

Taking toxins and in absentee

Giving oxygen for life plenty

The foolish King made a key

To timber all the wild tree

Not learning from the enlistee

Killed all of God’s greenery

It is said O! Rama Dasa

That it took Rama Dasa

Less than a lapse Rama Dasa

For Mankind’s Extinction Rama Dasa

Plant more trees Rama Dasa …

Plant more trees Rama Dasa …

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The Night Owl 

 

On the wire sat an owl in the dark night

Swinging upon one leg at great height

Tu hoot tu hoot tu hoot it screeched sprite

Mixed the feelings were wrong or right

 

 

One part saw the feathers white

Imagined the swan in moon light

Separating the milk from water erudite

Rejecting the false choosing the right

 

 

The second watched Lakshmi’s flight

The Goddess of wealth smiling sight

Vehicle is here and affluence a kite

Granting your wish of abundance alright

 

 

Another peeped to see a flamingo light

Balancing on one leg like a sage uptight

One leg on the world knotted rope tight

The other wobbling in air of spiritual delight

 

 

Yet another perceived superstitious fright

To see an owl is an omen not too bright

The job at hand is doomed to be slight

O God! Make it go away or at least quite

 

 

Look at the truth said the owl Rama Dasa

That I come at night to feed Rama Dasa

That I am nocturnal and wise Rama Dasa

Drop the mind and see the real Rama Dasa

The one that is …

 

A dream that seems real is still a dream

Awakening that seems a dream is still a dream

Above these is a sleep deep with no dream

Then there is the one reality that is no dream

 

To react is the possible scheme

When the world comes in full steam

Through the senses flows the stream

Mind fools you in logical scream

 

Comparing with the next Ibrahim

Who has the biggest playing team

Is by far your silliest daydream

Keep away such grand extreme

 

Know that you are but a theme

In the eternal illusionary gleam

Here now in the mainstream

Tomorrow  is another sunbeam

 

Dream in a dream in a dream

You are just a thought it seam

Then why do you look for scheme

Gestalt et al of the supreme

 

Just relax and let it be Rama Dasa

See the reality in the absentee Rama Dasa

The one that is Rama Dasa

Is all that is Rama Dasa

In Rama I take refuge

In Rama I take refuge

Notwithstanding the deluge

Off the world’s subterfuge

The untruth I refuse

 

Someone asked me once

What makes sense?

I answered in reluctance

Everything you know is nonsense!

 

How can that be?

Request tell me plea

With me all agree

That the world is rupee!

 

Says I no to this allegiance

I know it’s stupid negligence

To walk out on benevolence

More than money is providence

 

I risk nothing of essence

Cause what is, is presence

Of the one and his attendance

His blessings in abundance

 

There is no two

That is enough edu

Rama is the one true

Why the review?

 

What is for you, is

But for me it is his

He alone is that and this

That’s the point don’t miss

 

I did what you do

Ran around too

Looking for the true

Away in the ado

 

Life was a sea ship

All show and hip

Had to rush and zip

Always to fall and trip

 

First it was to excel

Fame and funds swell

In the wants dwell

Devil the soul sell

 

Never gain never again

Shall ever I drink pain

Giving up all the bane

Of the world’s insane

 

That it’s long and it’s slow

Spiritual growth you sow

All encompassing it grow

Enthrall my soul to know

 

In Rama I take refuge

Notwithstanding the deluge

Off the world’s subterfuge

The untruth I refuse