When All Else Fails

When All Else Fails

When all else fails

and man seems

to fight a losing battle,

knowing not, like Arjuna,

what to do, where to go,

Something rises

from the soul,

emerging intensely through a desperate heart,

escaping the quivering lips,

to rise up above, higher and higher,

groping in the dark

to seek, touch Him,


Soul to Supreme Soul communion,

with the omnipresent,

omnipotent and omniscient,

urging Him,

to bless and guide

help, and bail out

for life to go on, further on.

When all else fails, o pure heart,

soul to Supreme Soul path still remains open

to hold you together,

to let the karma

take its course

and allow the life

to keep going, moving on

and on and on.


 Ashok Misra


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