The Gurus told me - "Son, to succeed
You oughtta have objectives and focus!"
Alas, my life's been a series of distractions
Aimless, without purpose, a casual circus!
My mind wandered, to the untiring sparrow
Building its nest in unattached delight
I could not help but be drawn to
The mellow clouds turning purple in the twilight
I was distracted easily when the lightning
Thundered on the dry thirsty horizon
I was unable to turn a blind eye to
The Ficus bloom, the rains from the heaven
I was powerless to the inducements of love
And its limitless sensuous invitations
I succumbed freely to the mysteries
all around, to life's ceaseless temptations
I failed my gurus - clearly - who asked me
To strive for goals and focus!
I indulged instead calls of diversions
Endless, beautiful and delicious!
Abhay B. Joshi