I hope
One day
To conqueror
My fear

To conqueror
My greed
My selfishness
My thoughtlessness

To forget about the material things
All things that hold me back
From being the person
I truly want to be

If I only could face them
The demons that bedevil me

I could achieve true knowledge
I could rise toward the light
I could truly be at peace

I wrote this in honor of Mahavir Jayanti. If you would like more information about the holiday, please see the link below. 

www.indiaparenting.com/indianculture/festivals/fest022.shtml