Dedication

I soulfully dedicate “President Gorbachev: The Home of Oneness-Peace-Dream-World” to my most highly esteemed Sister Raisa Maximovna, whose inseparable oneness-earth-life at once embodies her beloved husband's infinite heart-tears and his infinite soul-smiles.

Sri Chinmoy

1.

President Gorbachev:
A man in a million,
A heart in a billion
And
A soul in a trillion.

2.

Today, on his 70th birthday,
What is Raisa Maximovna doing
In Heaven?
She and her soul are
Singing his universal victory-song,
Blowing his universal victory-conch
And
Sounding his universal victory-trumpet.

3.

The Soviet Union
Uncovered
His earthly eyes.

4.

The world
Discovered
His Heavenly heart.

5.

His life-boat plies
Between
His transcendental dream
And
His universal reality.

6.

This world
Has given him
The galaxies of satisfaction-delight.

7.

This world
Has given him
The absurdities of frustration-night.

8.

Sleeplessly he endeavours
To mend
Humanity's fractured faith.

9.

En route to humanity's heart-home,
He surmounted
Insurmountable obstacles.

10.

He now
Is humanity's
Heart-home-altar.

11.

The test of this earth-planet
Is to realise
Who truly President Gorbachev is.

12.

He is, indeed,
A ceaseless world-server,
Sleepless world-lover
And
Breathless world-adviser.

13.

His is
An ever-dreaming
And
Ever-blooming heart.