Walk I did along the path
Walk I did along the path in front of the temple
Scores of people praying to the almighty
Some asked for wealth
Some asked for health
And here I was confused…wealth or health?
For I could not take my eyes off
Of a young girl in tattered clothes
Motherless, foodless, yet I talk of spirituality
People talk of recitations, people talk of piligrimages.
What they do not talk of is of helping the poor
People talk of cars, people talk of dollars
What they do not talk of are the needy
Perhaps they themselves are needy
Of the cars and the dollars!
Walk I did along the path.
Wonder did I on whether my 1 rupee
Will make the difference
For a young kid whose asset was
A rupee till that day!
But what I did see behind me
Brought tears to the kids eyes
For there were people
Beyond my eyesight could penetrate
Standing behind me
Waiting for me to move on!
Satisfied I walked back..
Knowing that the kid had a penny worth a meal!
Force I cannot to others to do what I did
But suggest I can to help the poor
For that is the true path to spirituality
Not uttering recitations or visiting temples
Help the needy…
God will help you when you need…
The true path towards spirituality
Is by helping humanity