A short poem dedicated to the Women’s Division of Soka Gakkai International.

An oasis in the desert of life

A spring of hope in times of strife

Where mothers of Kosen Rufu reside

Cheerfully with them we abide.

 Rising to high self esteem

Inspiring all to cherish their dreams

Banishing the pall of gloom

Nurturing the colourful blooms.

A cascade of courage and wisdom

The Bodhisattvas are blithesome   

When young phoenixes sing

And vibrant blossoms swing.

 To the roar of the Lion King

Satans perish and the kind arise

Sheer darkness recedes

Peace and happiness precedes.

Enduring the burning sands

Fighting the devils and

Surging ahead with gratitude

And a forever gentle attitude.

In high spirits we live

Forever young we believe

Singing paeans to the lore

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.


Author: Anita Desai

I am an alumni of the University of Delhi. An administration and human resources professional, I was associated in the past with Embassy of Israel and with the UKaid's development programs n New Delhi. An emerging writer, poet, blogger, with interests in reading/writing short stories, I discovered my flair for writing during a career break. My short story "The Domestic Maid' features on an online literary community 'New Asian Writing'. 'Epileptic', a short love story, has been published by Nivasini Publishers in their 2015 anthology, 'Celebrating India - Love Without Borders'. My Hindi poem 'Navnirman' has been shortlisted or publishing in 2017 in two anthologies by Authorspress and Nivasini Publishers. I share my opinions on social/political causes of human interest on 'saddahaq.com', a social journalism platform.

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