Ode To Our Living Masters
In flesh and blood they walk with you now
but appear a killjoy pushing aside wants
conveyed our way that tease senses daily…
They exist with ease in modern life though
unmoved by greed-fed capitalist marvels
the Masters are only in tolerance of them.
Their constant pointing to rigorous paths
layered by discipline, practice and focus
painful to us who seek simple submission.
But see all the treasures that they carry
knowledge of their experience-rich lives
and gentle touch of demised maestros.
When they move out of our life’s circle
only regret will accompany us in future
when they are just a memory to you …..
By R. Sittamparam