Oh the most benevolent Lord Ganesha
On this day we pray to you oh Ganesha
Your beloved devotees seek peace, happiness and love
The problems galore affecting us make them look up to you above
Let there be rains but no floods that destroy everything
No one faces drought to to end his life but live with a zing
Everyone gets enough food
No one starves and be in the wood
There’s love, empathy and trust amongst us
Let nothing, not even religion divide us
Territorial claims and claims of supremacy
May yield way to wisdom ending this lunacy
Corona, monkey pox and such epidemics
May get obliterated from earth by medics
You have created a world most beautiful
And given us everything the most plentiful
If our greed and avarice for more and more
Can be curbed, and be shown the door
You Bappa has provided enough to us
To lead a life with great happiness and zest!
It’s a small prayer, straight from the heart, addressed to our beloved Bappa as while we are celebrating this Ganesh festival with the same gaiety, there seems to be great pain and agony inflicted upon our fellow brethren by floods, droughts, wars, enmities, inflation and of course mutual suspicion and hatred! May Bappa accept our hearty obeisance to him!
Ganpati Bappa Morya!