25. Father and daughter

Father, give me the capacity
To count the time
I have misspent.

Daughter, give Me the capacity
To count the good things
You have done for Me.

Father, why do You make fun of me?

Daughter, why do you make Me sad
By dragging yourself
Back to the fruitless past?
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 9, Vishma Press, New York, 1974