A Personal Tribute to Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (May .., 1914 - May 9, 1986)
In a remote village of Thami in Nepal, a 'Sherpa' Was born in May of Nineteen Fourteen- Who had shunned the world by sumitting the Everest, That mankind had never seen! Darkness in the field of mountaineering Was illuminated and quietly spellbound- By the brightness of this only Sherpa That nowhere else could be found! Later, the brightness became brighter As he was growing up with the years- And taught the trekkers how to climb, By removing their hidden fears!
Brightness of this only Sherpa Was watched closely by the God- And he changed him to a 'Guru' Of mountaineering with a very simple nod! Thus "Tenzing Norgay" was born as "Namgyal Wangdi" of the whole universe- And became so synonymous in every household Without any rehearse! Through the years as a yak herder, Mountain coolie, and a bearer of loads- This Sherpa reached the summit and unveiled The Everest with trekking codes! The world ushered in the 'Tenzing Era' To dignify mountaineering with his vision- And carried on the expeditions to benefit The mankind as a global mission! Today, our beloved Tenzing is resting In the heaven, but his legacy lives on- And reminds his passions for trekking On the mountains from dusk until dawn!
Hello Tenzing, please accept my deepest love And warm respect- Your absence is truly unbelievable And really heartfelt! The mountaineers will always keep A 'special spot' just for you- 'Cause your courage was awesome And draws the global view! You achieved your spot through Sacrifice and enormous toll- And they are still vivid around the world In every trekker's soul! Via untiring patience, you landed on the Everest On May 29th, Nineteen Fifty Three- And pioneered the explorations of "Chomolungma"* to set the trekking spree! Your innocent smiles still stir up The hearts of all- And the mountaineers will remember you Always without your call!
>From us today you are wandering Freely very far away- And offering us lessons While keeping your mind at bay! By summitting the "mountain without mercy" You exemplified the human toil- And proved, indomitable spirit against the Fiercest odds, can win on Everest soil! Your victory with Sir Edmund Hillary To reach the highest place on Earth- Is now being celebrated as a Golden Jubilee To sink in the mirth!
Today, we float our happiest minds In joy- moistened tear- And display our affections for you, Tenzing, Without any fear! The trekkers will carry on your untiring efforts With wide-open eye- Without any set back or hesitation And uncompromised vie! The whole world has neatly placed Your name on concrete stone- And the HMI** is highly blessed With every touch of your intriguing bone!
So before conclusion, I love to say this, Although it's very true as it is- You are the global ambassador for the Sherpa people and an avatar of peace- While your inspirations through spirituality Will shine and we will never miss! Your name is indelible with Mount Everest, And forever will remain that way- Irrespective of expeditions or success, Your image will never sway! You set your feet on the "roof of the world" To hoist the flag against the coldest snow- And made the history, as found in the Everest tales, That we all learn and know!
Today, I salute your courage and sacrifice To bring the mysteries of mountains down- While we celebrate the 50th Anniversary Around your birthplace and Himalayan town! You are an inspiration to the aspiring Mountaineers since your early age- And the tales are found with your expeditions When we flip through the history page! You tamed the untamed Everest, just like the lion Brings down a mouse, as a little prey- To relish the moments in pomp and grandeur With a ritual bray! Tenzing, you are the "Lion of the Mount Everest" And will be regarded forever that way- While the trekkers will keep on trekking, And their motivations will never sway!!!