Today's Beautiful Gem: Conclusion of "Poet's Voice" by Kahlil Gibran

"My soul is my friend who consoles me in misery and distress
of life. He who does not befriend his soul is an enemy of
humanity, and he who does not find human guidance within
himself will perish desperately. Life emerges from within,
and derives not from environs.

"I came to say a word and I shall say it now. But if death
prevents its uttering, it will be said by Tomorrow, for Tomorrow
never leaves a secret in the book of Eternity.

"I came to live in the glory of Love and the light of Beauty,
which are the reflections of God. I am here living, and the
people are unable to exile me from the domain of life for they
know I will live in death. If they pluck my eyes I will hearken
to the murmurs of Love and the songs of Beauty.

"If they close my ears I will enjoy the touch of the breeze mixed
with the incense of Love and the fragrance of Beauty.

"If they place me in vacuum, I will live together with my soul,
the child of Love and Beauty.

"I came here to be for all and with all, and what I do to-day in
my solitude will be echoed by Tomorrow to the people.

"What I say now with one heart will be said by tomorrow by
many hearts."

Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao