Shakti (Life Force)

        You
        my beloved
        who taught me
        the meaning of love
        My life
        the cause
        of my every
        heart beat

        You
        my soul
        the reality
        that pervades
        every core
        of my body
        The spirit
        behind
        my every action

        You
        the reason
        of my each smile
        The pain
        hidden
        in my every
        cry

        You
        the ray
        that lights up
        my gloom
        The inspiration
        from which
        stems
        my every ideal

        You
        the Words
        that I scribe
        on the tablet
        of my heart
        The thoughts
        that rise
        in my consciousness

        You
        the blood
        that gushes
        in my veins
        The oxygen
        in the air
        that I breathe

        You
        the Kutub
        whose heights
        I can never
        approach
        The lotus
        that blooms
        in the crystal waters
        of my prayers

        You
        the music
        stirring
        my every song
        The wish
        that creates
        my every desire

        You
        the fragrance
        of flowers
        that grow
        in my garden
        The painting
        that I sketch
        on the canvas
        of my being

        You
        are the pivot
        around which circles
        my very existence

        Anil Sarwal
           07.02.2003