Before One Million Comes One

There was one

who gave dignity to the dying

who brought hope to the living

There was one


who gave to a different degree

who proved with certainty,

that before one million comes one

There was one


who gave a handful and a smile

who brought rest for just a while

There was one

who did what was possible


who took small sacrifices

and built a miracle

there was one

now there are a million


there was one

now there are a million

coz when the horizon of a desert speaks of an ocean

a rain cloud is god sent, a raindrop is ecstasy


before one million comes one

each similar to a different degree


-Suraj Mani

Inspiration, mother Theresa