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Sunday, December 22, 2013

I, God





They said - ' The kingdom of God is within you'
They said - 'Aham Brhamasmi' and 'Allahu Akbar'.
I looked inward– I was happy to find Him
Abiding within me, decked out in love, tolerance and harmony
And in such hues of kindness,  patience and decency.

One day while I slept, priests crept in
Tore Him out of me and kept it in the temple of doom.
Then they said – 'Now look within you, you are empty,
You are bereft of God, sinner!'

Far away, through the swirling mist, I glimpse the Cross
From far away, adhan of the muezzin come drifting
From across the bridge and over the hills,
Tolling of the bell from the temple in the valley.

I wait, patiently, for the day
When God would break out of the box
And come running back to me.


************** Balachandran, Trivandrum, 23.12.2013

2 comments:

  1. Both hilarious and pensive Balachandran...Somewhere we may have to carve,what we 'perceive' and thus 'believe'.Everything else look meaningless and misleading.

    Far away, through the swirling mist, I glimpse the Cross
    From far away, adhan of the muezzin come drifting
    From across the bridge and over the hills,
    Tolling of the bell from the temple in the valley.

    How romantic..! God,I have found YOU in such a poetic soul !

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    1. The synonym for 'romantic' is 'stupid'! :-D

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