May 14, 2014
The world, like a carousel, spins so bright
And I, the foolish idiot, grins in its light
Round and round it happens to twirl
Faster and faster it seems to whirl
Calling out to me to take a ride
On its many seats, side-by-side
‘Sit on the horse of Wealth’, it neighs!
‘Or on the donkey of Fame’, it brays!
‘Perhaps the camel of Pleasures will do’?
‘Maybe the dragon of Wants & Needs is for you’?
Momentum it gains before the great fall
Offering no peace of mind at all!
Exhausted and drained, I alight
Unable to stand straight from the flight
There is an option, I know, to take
And apply the brake
The Carousel stops
The World stands still
In this stillness –
I feel the Divine thrill
The one taking the ride?
Or the observer on the outside?
26th August 2009
At the feet of the Master who stops the Carousel through infinite Grace.