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My search for God

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by sathyavenkat, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    I searched for God in a temple
    I searched for Him in a church...

    In sun, rain and snow
    I continued relentlessly with my search.....

    All my attempts ended in vain
    He continued to elude me, giving me pain

    I prayed and wept day after day
    A glimpse of Him -seemed far away

    On one of my usual walks by the bay........
    As I dwelled on His myriad ways

    He revealed himself to me.....
    In one of His most mysterious ways!!!

    I saw a lad
    In tattered clothes, totally lost and in pain

    I fed him and clothed him, comforted him and guided him
    Back to the orphanage where he stayed.

    At night When I finally retired to bed
    In my dreams - I was led

    To the photo of the boy whom I'd fed
    "I came in his guise", God smilingly said....

    I've stopped searching for God you know
    In temples and churches, in rain or snow

    For He made me realise on that day
    That hands that help are holier than lips that pray.

    Contributed By :Ms.Sathya Venkatesh
     
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  2. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Beautiful wordings Sathya
    God coming in a form of a lad superb.................
     
  3. sunkan

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    very true u find him in the most unexpected place but always in love..sunkan
     
  4. tsseethalakshmi

    tsseethalakshmi Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear sathyavenkatesh,

    WONDERFUL POEM.

    GOD IS LOVE.LOVE IS GOD.

    tsseethalakshmi
     
  5. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    Dear Aruna, Sunkan and Seetha,

    Thanks for your appreciation. I feel helping fellow beings who are in need is a better form of worship than any chanting and this poem took shape from these thoughts.- affly sathya
     
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    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Sathyavenkat ma'am,Bow

    That was a well sketched poem and I guess it will be a fore-runner for many who search for "many things" externally and ultimately end up finding the same as an "eternal" bliss !!

    Very true. Good work done by you. "Service to mankind is service to God" and hence Almighty figured in front of you in the form of that young lad.

    Regards
    RamyaVaradharajan
     
  7. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    Many thanks Ramya, Happy to have a mature young person like u comment on the poem -affly sathya
     
  8. sudhavnarasimhan

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    dear sathya,
    that was a wonderful poem,.....you think so differently and u have a unique way with words and thoughts...loved it.....and isnt it true that we search for god every where instead of being kind to the needy!

    good job, keep it up....
     
  9. sathyavenkat

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    Dear sudha,
    I'm so happy u liked it - affly sathya
     
  10. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sathya,
    Service to mankind is service to God.
    This poem clearly states that..
    very beautifully coined and illustrated...

    sriniketan
     

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