Requiem for My Beloved

 (I was inspired to write this song on 01 May 2011. It was a few days after my beloved guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba shed the mortal coil)

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

For days and nights I somber in desolation

Praying for salvation

In answer to my prayers,

Miraculously the sky broke open

Like the magnificent beaming sun

You appeared showering blissful grace

In my forlorn breathing space

Your gentle warmth kissed my skin

Basked my life with overflowing delight

Bringing a smile on my face

Joy and meaning to my lonesome life

You fed me when I was hungry for love

You befriended me when I had no friend

You blossom my budding voice

When I could not sing

You carried me in your loving arms

When I stumbled and could not walk

You gave me a new lease for life

When my soul spread its wings ready to fly

You taught me to love myself

 But most of all to love others

You taught me to realize my inner divinity

 And to see God in all beings.

You taught me to live without you

To be detached in life and in love

To let go and not to hold on to

Even you, my beloved

Because you knew you had to go

Time marches on and waits for none

Silently behind the clouds you disappeared

As astoundingly as you had emerged

Without a sign, without a sound

Between two sorrows happiness is an interval

Nothing is permanent, you said, except love

Love is eternal

Live in love, die in love

As the river rushes to merge in the ocean

I cannot wait to merge in you, my beloved

                                                 Anita Bacha Requiem for My Beloved


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