Hong Kong, China.
Now and then I receive really cool and heartwarming emails. Because they are personal I don’t feel free to disclose them. But this time I received a poem, for me and about me, from a young Indian man. And since he has published his poetry before I feel free to publish this poem here. I am touched by the fact that somebody made the effort to write a poem about me. Thank you, Ravi.
The Dutch Warrior’s Dream
for the best of world’s uppity
to show him a truthful city
sets out this man of will
in hopes to bring a change probable.
he knows to speak the truth,
knows well the mystery and myth,
offers a hand to up bring the lost
and leads the path through dark forest.
come along a loss of love
lives with faith on vivid hopes
let war bring him close to perish
stands to test his time and flourish.
not to let down the trusted one
leaves a fact beyond the town,
sure is his way a difficult dune
to spot and stand and fight alone.
though here is this man of honor
precedes his brighter manner,
not can you stop making a deal
nor will you regret spending a dollar.
He is out, not home-bound
He is a traveler, not James Bond
now is time to give him applause
you sure know he has a heartfelt cause.
now is time to join his path
’cause he won’t wish to leave you behind
make a wish and handover
its this Dutch Warrior’s dream to make over!
– Ravi Umadi, June 2012