Hymn of Praise

Another day, another vow.
It costs me gold, but this is how
I wobble on from day to day,
Coaxing things to go my way.

Through the power of great Ganesh,
Lord of No and Lord of Yesh,
Ganipati’s mighty trunk
Protecteth me from getting skunked.

Om gang Ganipatiyé,
Trust Ganseha all the way.
Ganipati nemaha,
Always by me, never far.

Lord, Thy sixteen powerful arms
Deflect from me life’s wicked harms.
To Thee in Hindu heav’n I raise
This doggerel of grateful praise.