15. Broken bridges

My hope was the bridge
  Between
My earth-cry and my Heaven-smile.
Alas, the bridge broke down
  Because
I forgot to pray
  This morning.

My promise was the bridge
  Between
My earth-necessity and my Heaven-immortality.
Alas, the bridge collapsed
  Because
I forgot to meditate
  Last evening.

From: Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 7 - , Agni Press, 1974
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