I gave up drinking,
For it hampered my thinking.
I gave up gambling,
For it kept my mind hankering.
I gave up playing strenuous sports,
For punish my body did the courts.
I gave up hope for material gain,
For with every victory came severe pain.
But one person I can never abandon, no matter how hard I may try,
Shri Lakshmana’s elder brother, whose name upon hearing tears I do cry.