In these unprecedented times, we encourage devotees to share their thoughts, poems, and prayers via ISKCON News' special Covid-19 section.
The first offering comes from our GBC Minister of Communications, Anuttama dasa, who lives in Washington DC.
It’s time to open up! It’s time!
…it is time to become free
It’s time to open the factories!
…it is time to factor the costs to our planet
It’s time to open the racetracks!
...it is time see time racing by
It’s time to open the shopping malls!
...it is time to see what is consuming us
It’s time to open the bars!
...it is time to open to our vulnerabilities
It’s time to open the jobs!
...it is time to consider what results our work has yielded
It’s time to open the planes and trains!
...it is time to consider where we are rushing
It’s time to open the economy!
...it is time to see how we’ve sold our souls
It is time to open
…our ears to hear the birds that call us to listen, go slower, tread more softly
…our eyes to see that the way things have been…is not the way they have to be
…our hearts to the wise ones who reveal that life has purpose, a higher purpose
It’s time to open up!
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