Jesus 2011

By Badri Raina – Delhi, Dec 24, 2011


Jesus of Nazareth, I tell you

You remain much in my heart.

In moments when the world disappears,

I have sight of you in  tattered white robe

And matted shoulder-length hair

Walking the  desert towards the sea,

Turning your back on us

Who are now money changers all.

But listen to my short little wish:

May those that are destined to go in 2012

Do so quickly and quietly,

Without pain or regret.

And, may those that last the year

Cease to give to Caesar

What is never Caesar’s,

And  may Caesar be obliged to    

Yield to them all that Caesar has stolen.

Assure me that much,

And your divinity shall be mine as well.

Smile, O wise one, and  be born tonight

Afresh into  an innocence timelessly bright.



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