Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

A Child's Supplication!


O Maker of this universe! ! ! ! !
Sought in silence, prose and verse!

Teach me Lord to sing Thy Praise
On strings of these my humble lays

O Knower of all black and white
Pour on us Thy heaven's light

Thou knowst our deep folds and layers
Unto Thee I send my prayers

Bless the sick with healthy life
Help the ones who are in strife

Grow us strong to serve the nation
with progress, peace and education

Ignorance sweeps us with its might
Help us remove it by our light

Leave us not our Gracious God
Save us from all evils odd

Grace our minds with blessings Thine
We wish to stay forever Thine

Desert us not, O worthy Lord
The path is thorny and so broad

Our hands are seeking for Thy mercy
Bless us withThy boundless mercy

Bless my parents and my teachers
Friends and siblings, all Thy creatures!

Ameen! ! !

Submitted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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Professor Shakeel Amjad sb,
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  • Brian Johnston (4/1/2014 1:09:00 AM)

    And less you become like a child, you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. I certainly am not God, but Shahzia, it seems to me your heart is already in the right place. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (3/3/2014 11:21:00 AM)

    A sincere prayer devoid of all malice......rememberd the dua lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri...sweet n simple (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (2/20/2014 3:29:00 PM)

    Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my poems. I too have enjoyed yours.
    I truly enjoyed - A Child’s Supplication! The flow is so exact and pleasurable even musical. May I make a suggestion? There is only one ‘e’ in amen. The third stanza could read - Pour upon us heavenly light –
    Only to keep the meter flowing. I liked the way you used a capital letter for the word Knower. As you see the teacher in me can’t be hidden.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/5/2013 10:17:00 PM)

    Grace our minds with blessings
    to read each line is like to sip nectar of heaven (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (5/26/2013 2:51:00 PM)

    Aamin....poem is cute in its opus....a lovely poem with its rhyme & rhythmic effect...Sound enchanting (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (5/11/2013 5:08:00 PM)

    amen.........,
    your poem and your pray that what we need
    to break through the horrors of war in our world
    SO let we all to pray with you for the peace and prosperity, thanks (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (5/11/2013 10:28:00 AM)

    A child's thoughts and wishes so beautifully written with such innocence and sincerity!
    Very inspired write! (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (5/11/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful prayer-poem like. The stanzas follow each other so smoothly. A child's prayer is always heard, for their heart is always unalloyed.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Best regards,
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (5/11/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    Shahzia, a wonderful supplication to God praying for all, for His mercy ! The poem is beautifully worded with rhyme and rhythm! Loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (5/10/2013 11:18:00 AM)

    see the world in the eyes of a child and it will look nothing but beautiful. a simple and honest prayer spilled from a skilled hand.very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/9/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    A humble and earnest supplication to the Lord of the universe! This prayer has the beauty and innocence and above all the abiding trust which a child alone can have! This poem is rendered more beautiful with its effortless flow! In this context, I invite you to read my poem-Supplication, when time permits! (Report) Reply

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