12. The reason is obviousMy brave day sinks
In my darkening night.
My confident heart sinks
In my trembling fear.
Do you know why?
The reason is obvious.
When I was wearing my victory-crown
When I was sitting on the victory-throne
I consciously forgot
To place at God's Feet
My garland of surrender-gratitude.
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 8, Agni Press, 1974