Preface

The following 64 prayerful and soulful aphorisms I have written on the most auspicious occasion of our highly esteemed Secretary-General Kofi Annan's 64th birthday.

1.

Kofi Annan:
A mind illumining.

Kofi Annan:
A heart self-giving.

Kofi Annan:
A life truth-seeking.

2.

His life-boat plies
Between
The hope-shore
And
The promise-shore.

3.

Self-offering towards the Cause
And
A proper understanding of the world situation
Over decades
Have been his sleepless task.

4.

Fragrance sweet
And
Courage indomitable
Play hide-and-seek
In his cynosure-eyes.

5.

The Secretary-General most aptly tells
The conflicting countries
That world-conflict-settlements
Can take place
In the heart-expansion
And
The mind-enlightenment.

6.

Sleepless is his
World-betterment-hope-heart.

7.

Every single day
He is wont to offer
Inspiring and encouraging messages
To the four corners of the globe.

8.

Short-lived frustrations
May at times
Ruthlessly torture him,
But most of the time
He is his soul’s adamantine will-power.

9.

His heart’s wisdom-sunlight
Is at once measureless
And tireless.

10.

His compassion-heart
And illumination-mind
Unreservedly assist him
As he is piloting the World-Body-Boat.

11.

Slowly, steadily and unerringly,
Kofi Annan has repeatedly proved
To the world at large
That he is, indeed,
A mover of mountain-high difficulties.

12.

If the world abides
By his wisdom-surcharged suggestions,
Then the days of the world
Will be brighter
And the destination-road of the world
Will be shorter.

13.

The Secretary-General,
In unmistakable terms,
Tells the world
That the division-separation
Of the life-road
Is not inevitable.