For now of sane body and mind,
Some proficiency in talking you’ll find.
As long as that ability to remain,
My action’s direction the same.
Thoughts to Shri Hanuman to go,
Who Sita and Rama truly does know.
To please him with my work to try,
On his strength and honor to rely.
In devotion nothing out of reach,
By example Hanuman does teach.
Fortress of Lanka was strong,
Situated across an ocean long.
Guarded by Rakshasas of might,
Their leader with ten heads to fight.
Formidable enemy instilling fear and dread,
But Hanuman’s love of God triumphed instead.
Like stepping out of cold and into the light,
Hanuman warm like the sun shining bright.
From passing time this body starting to age,
Like fountain of youth Ramayana page after page.
Book of beauty Hanuman does make,
Of his thoughts and deeds advantage take.
Live under the glorious spiritual sun,
And with misery and despair be forever done.
Anywhere in the world he can roam,
Wherever best to serve Rama is his home.
Whether in kingdom of royal throne,
Or sitting in desolate cave alone.
Of Sita and Rama he’ll think,
And nectar of Ramayana he’ll drink.
Versatility in Shri Hanuman so clear,
Think of him to get smile from ear to ear.
If anything from someone you could get,
On what reward would your heart be set?
After Raghuvira’s fame he enhanced,
Shri Hanuman got this chance.
No beauty, no wealth, no fame,
Instead on this earth to remain,
For as long as Rama’s glories to be told,
Life in devotion for him never to get old.
When to gather brothers’ intentions to try,
Beautiful Sanskrit verses composed on the fly.
Easy since love safely resides in his heart,
Thus situated properly right from the start.
If at beginning perfect words to send,
Imagine then how great poetry at the end.
For Hanuman a curtain call there is never,
To continue to worship Sita and Rama forever.
Returning to monkeys taking his seat,
Events in Lanka through tale to repeat.
Same beautiful words in Ramayana found,
In Sundara-kanda his glories abound.
Vedas consist of works so many,
But one like Hanuman there are not any.
For Sita and Rama fearlessly he goes,
From where such a friend came no one knows.
To search world for Sita they dared,
Surely Vanaras must have been scared.
In each and all to exist some fear,
Important with it how you deal.
Hanuman there for tensions to ease,
On serving Rama chance to seize.
Fear in warriors that Sugriva to punish,
Hanuman failure’s rise to demolish.
Journey through life of anger and hate,
Death to come one day, everyone’s fate.
Before to arrive that dreaded time,
Let me make the most of this life of mine.
Praise for Hanuman let me offer some,
For in devotion better than him there are none.
To most blessed Sita and Rama he’s dear,
Devotion to him to conquer greatest fear.
For poetic composition no skill,
In strong embarrassment to continue still.
Only one thing to cover my shame,
That I include Shri Hanuman’s name.
Since to Sita and Rama he’s so dear,
Must write something despite my fear.
Like ant challenging mountain, an order tall,
Upon the son of the wind for help I call.