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Of faith and trust

Leonard Dabydeen 1948 (New Amsterdam)

When the mind needs anointing from its wounds,
When there are dark clouds hovering like hounds,
When the spirit is frail and flesh is weak:
Let Lord Krishna in your heart as you speak.

When your world seems to fall apart on you,
When it seems there is nothing you can do,
When the spirit is frail and flesh is weak:
Let Lord Krishna in your heart as you speak.

When you begin to feel hopeless and lost,
When everything around you bears a cost,
When the spirt is frail and flesh is weak:
Let Lord Krishna in your heart as you speak.

Lord Krishna says in *Bhagavad Gita:
Faith and trust will guide you, Oh Arjuna.
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Submitted by LDabydeen on April 16, 2021

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Leonard Dabydeen

Leonard Dabydeen is a Guyanese-born Canadian freelance writer and literary book reviewer (fiction and poetry). He is a graduate from the Univ. of Guyana and a Licensed Paralegal (retired) under the L.S.O., and a Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits in Ontario. He is a prolific poetry contributor to social media, including Facebook, and PoemHunter.com. Other contributions include the Triveni Journal (India), MetVerse Muse : Official Critic(India), Muse India, Musepie Press, Setu Journal (USA), Confluence (UK), Gandhi Way (UK), Commonwealth Writers Group, VOICESNet.com, Spectrum Publishing House (UK), Internet.com, and PoetrySoup.com. His Word Press blog is ldabydeen.wordpress.com. Published author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems (2012), and Searching For You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems (2015). more…

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