A Common Ability

The ability to hope,

Not everyone has.

The ability to smile,

Not everyone has.

But

The ability to cry,

Everyone has.

The following fifteen poems were written on 27 October 1979 on a plane trip from Osaka to Tokyo.

- Sri Chinmoy

Excerpt from: Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 2 by Sri Chinmoy, Copyright (c) 1900 by Sri Chinmoy – All rights reserved