On the eve of a coming year,
As on other days of the year,
All true and compassionate souls
Should not seek to nurture and rear
Any pleasure or happiness
By supporting folks in dire needs,
Or comforting those in distress.
Instead they need to consider
The joy and pleasure they secure
To those who have no meals a day,
The happiness they can procure
To those with no roof for the night,
The help and guide they can provide
To those with no future in sight.
They need also to reflect on
The love and care they can dispense
To aggrieved and suffering souls,
Without any prop for defence
And no clutch for their emotion;
They need expect no gratitude
For their acts of true compassion.
Compassionate souls are, indeed,
Instruments of the graceful Lord,
Endowed with the crown of virtues
To achieve the mercy of God
On this unique planet of earth;
Of such real compassionate souls,
Let there never be any dearth,
And let the hearts of one and all
Be full of love and compassion.