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A Poem for Amekhala Prabhu

by Ananta Purusottama das

Posted May 19, 2010

The purest love in this world is from a mother
Something which cannot be done by any other
Since our birth they just selflessly serve
We can’t repay, only love we can preserve

Such a patient mother, her sons testified
Patiently waiting, always by their side
Correcting with love, never with fear
That is no doubt what made her so dear

Amekhala cared so much for others
Acting like one of our seven mothers
She loved to love, never one to hate
Another wonderful motherly trait

The devotee community was her mission
It seems that she had quite a big vision
Like Prabhupada, build a house for all to live
Trying to help us, always able to give

For me, I always liked to take her advice
She made sense, experience made it precise
It was easy to listen, as you know she cared
That’s an experience I think we all shared

She was certainly brave, that we all know
Nothing to lose, so why not give it a go
Others may have left it, not too bothered
But for her it mattered, had to be covered

She never wanted anything in return
Tirelessly giving, so much energy to burn
Most would give up before even starting
So keen to help, her own needs departing

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
She was no fool, but still went ahead
What had to be said, she was so strong
Trying to put right what she saw was wrong

Still, when she said what she had to say
It was with love, as that was her way
Only wanting the best for us all
At any risk, that was her call

When she saw injustice, she would speak out
She certainly never had any doubt
Swamis or gurus, didn’t matter who
Never backed down, convinced it was true

She served so many, duty beyond the norm
Not content to sit there, she wanted reform
She had a strong desire to give her life
A calling I think, to end all the strife

Srutakirti told us how she served him so well
Massaging his feet, I’m sure they didn’t smell
Sounds like a devoted wife, so willing
Happiness found at last, life fulfilling

After all she did for others in her life
As well as being such a wonderful wife
We wonder why she suffered at the end
Krsna knows, she saw Him as her best friend

Such a good example for all to follow
Tolerating pain, her mood deep, not shallow
That was her conviction, never afraid
Such a great devotee it certainly made

Tat te nu kampam, the devotees guide
This means Krsna was right by her side
She was so happy knowing this truth
Sheltered now by that eternal youth

Last year, when I saw her lying there, so calm
Still managed to greet us with her usual charm
So resolved to whatever Krsna’s plan will be
So, from this world she was soon to be free

Such dignity she showed us, and how to cope
Makes you see we should never give up hope
She said Krsna loves her, she felt relevance
Something to remember with some reverence

So many loving friends came near the end
That’s Krsna’s mercy, He is the best friend
Like all devotees at the time of passing
It’s all arranged, surrounded by chanting

Vaisnavas never die, said a great Thakur
We see that, in memory, that’s for sure
Something to learn, forever to keep
How can we forget, something so deep

Amekhala has gone to where she belongs
A place with the Lord, every word is a song
Earned by her love and sincere desire
Something for which can only aspire