Treasure Island

RAJ NANDY

(CALCUTTA, NOW SETTLED IN NEW DELHI)

** A TRUE CONFESSION!


A TRUE CONFESSION!

‘This world is never the same dear Lord,
Which you had created in just seven days;
I am one of your many sinful slaves,
Confessing to wash my sins away!
In my young days I never visited your
house of prayers,
Nor did I keep fast on Sabbath Days!
A conceited life I had generally led, -
Losing Your thoughts and going astray!

This world has not remained the same dear
Lord,
Which You had created in just seven days!
People only think about their pleasures,
Material culture has taken its sway!
Money and sex are like two poles,
On which this world revolves these days!
Only if you intervene dear Lord,
Your erring slaves may yet amend their
ways!

Pardon me for my confessions dear Lord,
I fear Your angels don’t inform you these
days!
This world has become very volatile, -
Which you had created in just seven days!
Terrorism now has spread out its wings,
And killing has become a recreational
game!
Humanity has become a forgotten thing,
And people forget to take Your name!

The world is not the same O Lord, -
Which you had created in only seven days!
But your slaves still fear you thunderbolts, -
And only in pain and suffering remember
Your name!
So accept my humble prayers dear Lord,
And this true confession I now make;
Do not wipe away all our tears dear Lord,
Only then we shall remember to take
Your name! ’
-Raj Nandy
21 Mar 09
New Delhi

Submitted: Saturday, March 21, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, May 05, 2009

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  • Rinki Nandy (6/29/2010 12:10:00 PM)

    Nice write on humanity, faith, GA, nature and addressed to God, i really admire the idea. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (4/3/2010 10:15:00 AM)

    Really from the bottom of your heart is this poem...
    'I fear Your angels don’t inform you these
    days'...I think everyone has this question....adorable words....a true confession (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (12/22/2009 8:50:00 AM)

    the world is
    definitely on the wrong path
    no doubt about that
    JUSTIFICATION is there
    for every one
    the terrorist, killer every one
    JUSTIFICATION IS THERE
    without which not a single soul can last here
    walking on the wrong path
    is definitely not human tendency
    but we do
    and justify it too (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (12/20/2009 6:41:00 AM)

    Sir, Confession and repentance redeems of all sins. Beautiful confession and a prayer from the core of your heart.
    Regards,
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Luwi Habte (11/16/2009 2:33:00 PM)

    yeah, may God forgive our sins..
    all of the people on the world
    such a nice poem
    thanks for sharing with me
    luwi (Report) Reply

  • Dhanya M G (10/29/2009 10:27:00 AM)

    i like the detailing in your poem, particularly
    'I fear Your angels don’t inform you these
    days! '
    it has a striking relevance in today's time.
    Thanks for a thought-provoking poem.really appreciate it. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (7/24/2009 1:11:00 AM)

    An earnest outcry. But the Milton's murmur soon replies,

    God doth not need
    Either man's work or his own gifts, who best
    Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State
    Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
    And post o're Land and Ocean without rest:
    They also serve who only stand and wait.

    CP (Report) Reply

  • Nikunj Sharma (7/22/2009 3:46:00 AM)

    Mere har shabd mein har din
    Tera hee naam hota hai
    Tere darshan se he mera
    Har bigda kaam hota hai

    Tu hee allah, tu hee hai ram
    Mere dil mein bas tera hee naam
    Teri tasveer kea aage mein sajda roj karta hoon
    Teri har aah pe jalim mein sau sau bar marta hoon

    Utha le aaj mujko, lagale gale se tu
    Tere darshan, tera pyar hee hai meri justjoo
    Tujh hee pe mar ke mujko ek din gujar jana hai
    Jo sab bolen jahan mein bas tera ek hee deewana hai.


    pls include my name in the confessioner's list (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/11/2009 9:49:00 AM)

    This world is never the same dear Lord,
    Which you had created in just seven days;
    I am one of your many sinful slaves,
    it was never as u intended to live..i am sinful here... what an anguish in poet's mind.. lovely write...10

    read mine go back and i am disgrace...comment (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (6/22/2009 1:46:00 AM)

    Very good write...meaningful...we have so many good (or bad?) reasons to confess...whether God is willing to accept them or not is what remains to be seen...good awareness poem...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Lady Grace (6/12/2009 3:33:00 PM)

    this poem contains a confession and same time a prayer..wow..you really spread the brilliance found in oneself dear..grace (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (5/29/2009 5:46:00 AM)

    Your conversation with God is very touching. Prayer
    is a solace to the human heart. Take care.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (5/4/2009 10:41:00 PM)

    Rajda,
    Your God-fearing confession was awesome...Keep on writing some more.
    (I think the word should be 'angels' instead of 'angles') .

    Cheers.
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (3/28/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    ===========================================================
    An earnest prayer to the almighty God confessing the realities of Earth for His kind intervention.
    A very neatly written prayer.
    =========================================================== (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (3/24/2009 11:30:00 PM)

    This is a prayer of every man
    Spoken or hidden
    And here it is written.
    Confessions always console
    Consolation throws new light
    Getting under the briteness
    a personal choice.

    Ver good write indeed
    Enjoyed this work (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (3/22/2009 1:38:00 AM)

    first a confession, and then a plea- man deserves no compassion- we need to do introspection. very touching poem, written with a lot of reverence after a lot of reflection.10


    mamta (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (3/21/2009 9:15:00 AM)

    Truly remarkable piece of poetry.....a true confession with a great message and awareness, concern and love to the world....10++++++ (Report) Reply

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