To Goodness

12 Jul


Goodness, how powerful thou art,
Thou heal the sick, rejuvenate the meek,
In thee, the righteous rejoice,
The scrupulous get peace of mind

In thee, all evil instincts get erased,
Thou fill us with patience to suffer,
Through thee, there is joy in troubles,
Lust and fear seem mere to conquer

Anxiousness flies from us when thou art near,
Focusing on thee our heart dances,
Anger banished and love increased,
Abuse and swearing all healed

Filthy promptings no more resound,
Stress and strain a mere thing,
Pressures went and forgotten,
Till in heaven, we meet

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Mariam

24 Jun

Beautiful Lady, what`s your role in my life,
Why do you Love me so lively,
Should I love you too or indulge in heresy,
I choose to love you and venerate you
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How can I reject my own Mother,
Hasn`t he said ‘women this your son…’,
One God followers venerate her, so do of many Gods,
I love you beautiful Lady my Mother

When you are near, Lust has no power,
Nor has blasphemy and illness,
With such privileges why should I ditch you,
You are my Mother, just as you were of the Lord

Troubles and hardships come and go,
Failures and weakness will remain,
Through your intercession, all is well,
Till  on this bark of life the turbulent seas we cross

To a Sparrow

12 May

SparrowAmong the bush, I see a little dweller,
Cute and lovely looks of old world settler,
Small constitution but smart execution,
Oh, Sparrow, we all love you

On the grass beneath you hop your way,
Left and right you look with gay,
You stop and give a high-pitched chirp,
That melodious short chirp we all love

Scavenging for food around with your tiny beak,
From small insects to virtually anything you eat quick,
You have transformed yourself from a seed-eater,
But nevermind, still we love you

A lot of solaces we do get by your looks,
By your cute actions, we are hooked,
Lost in this world are we,
But you remind us that life is still lovely

Heaven on Earth

31 Mar
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There is beautiful greenery all around,
Everywhere the Sun shines vibrantly,|
Oh, I feel like paragliding, I feel like dancing,
This utopia is exactly where I want to be

Troubles and hardships come and go,
Temptations and arrogance dies in no time,
I stick to Lord and this world becomes a Utopia in no time,
Why should I worry or fear, My Lord protects me from Lust

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Sin has no power over me, it`s dead and gone,
Fear has no power over me as there is nothing to be feared,
I see the flowers and the animals all beautiful and all pleasure,
Oh in this land from heaven I live

 

 

There is music all around, there is joy undefined,
I love it more, more than anybody can define,
Oh among this pleasures from Heaven I live,
Thank you, Lord a hundred time, till in Heaven we meet.

The Hobbit- A Common Man`s Review

21 Mar

By Prajapati Bhat
I recently finished reading ‘The Hobbit’ one of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien`s best selling Fantasy Book. As of most of you know it is the prelude to ‘Lord of the Rings’ series. Regarded as Father of High Fantasy, J.R.R.Tolkien`s Hobbit is indeed a timeless classic. One would really want to know the motivation of this Oxford professor to write it. As you read more about Tolkien you discover another great literary figure who happens to be his close friend i.e. C.S.Lewis. Though I didn`t read any of his books till date; I have watched ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ movies. Whenever one watches them you feel a sense of sublime beauty and tranquillity.

Now back to Hobbit; it was written at a time when people where living a monotonous lifestyle partly due to industrialization and urbanization. With the rising Scientism, fantasy had almost died until another great figure by the name George McDonald revived it with his books. Inspired by McDonald, Lewis Carrol started writing Fantasy books. Both C.J.Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were inspired by McDonald.

How does Hobbit appeal to a common man? Just like a common man Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit too lived a simple life till the desire for adventure encompassed him. Helped by Gandalf, the wizard Bilbo begins his quest first making friends with the Dwarfs, then Elves and Beorn. Once he reaches the Dragon den he comes to trust in his abilities and believes something great was awaiting him. In spite of all the difficulties with that of Gollum, the Goblins and Smaug the dragon he finally finishes the mission he had started and reaches Bag end safely.

Bite the bullet? Bilbo`s meeting with Gollum and finding of the ring was no accident. The rings wanted a new owner and it found Bilbo. Fortune favours the bold. When we do the task we are assigned with dedication and smartness; God somehow blesses us with favours and surprises. The ring helped Bilbo escape from the Goblins.

Worldly attachments to be avoided? we shouldn`t be attached to material things in this world. Material things are not an end in themselves but when something turns out to be addiction then danger comes near. The ring thought helped Biblo greatly, he slowly became attached to it as seen in the last chapter of the book. Our focus should always be doing the task we assigned to rather than that car, that dress, that friend, that child, that job, that bank balance, the list goes on.

 

To a Cattle Egret

1 Jul

Yellow hood and white body,
No glamour but true beauty,
You help of the farmers,
Refuge of the Cattle, blessed be thou.

You cleanse the Cattle from leeches,
They owe thee a lot, but unable to say cheers,
You understand their plight and come to their assistance,
You help keep up the ecological balance

Oh, Egret you teach us a lot,
To help others without recognition,
To love without expectations,
Bend beneath all till death

Sometimes filled with bitterness and temptation,
I go astray, the momentary pleasure I indulge,
You inspire me to do best at all times,
Till in heaven, we find repose at the end

 

To an Owl

10 Feb

owl1.jpgOh, you nocturnal beauty,
why do you stare at me,
Has no one ever impressed you?
Or has no one dared to look at you?

Indeed your looks have impressed me,
Night and Day I dream about you,
Those beautiful eyes that stare keep me awake,
Eagerly I wait for my next encounter with you

owl3.jpgThough once in our Villages you were plenty,
When in Nature we did find Solace,
Financially poor were we,
But our heart was full of love for thee,

Late at night we did hear your voice,
Though now only a few trees remain,
Greedy Men have encroached thy place of rest,
Destroying nature night and day for petty interests.