Treasure Island

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

(Egypt, Cairo)

How Can I Meet God?


The child asked the father, ‘How can I meet God? ’
Father smiled and said, ‘I will tell you’,
In the seven colours of rainbow,
In the bunch of roses,
Enjoying a high tide at the Arabian Sea coast,
In the rising sun, and the shining moon,
You will meet God,

The child asked the father, ‘How can I meet God? ’
Father smiled and said, ‘I will tell you’,
In the innocent smile of a child,
At the top of Everest,
In the cluster of stars,
Or the nine revolving planets,
You will meet God,

The child asked the father, ‘How can I meet God? ’
Father smiled and said, ‘I will tell you’
In the gesture to help a stranger,
In the effort to eradicate someone’s pain,
In the process of feeding a hungry man,
In the thought to share happiness,
You will meet God,

The child asked the father, ‘How can I meet God? ’
Father smiled and said, ‘I will tell you’
In every atom to molecule to cell,
In every drop of your blood,
In every tear from your eye,
In every surprise of your life,
You will meet God,

The child asked the father, ‘How can I meet God? ’
Father smiled and said, ‘I will tell you’
In the act of giving,
In making others happy,
In the feeling of sharing and caring,
Covering a naked body,
You will meet God,

The child asked the father, ‘How can I meet God? ’
Father smiled and said, ‘I will tell you’
Look in the mirror,
If you can convince yourself,
You made everyone smile in your life,
You made everyone happy in your life,
Then only you can meet God,
As God is within you only!

Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem is a conversation between a child and his father. The child is curious to know how he can meet God in his life. Father explains to the child about the right way to meet God. This poem is the narration of a Father to tell his child to find his way to God. The father concludes in the ending lines of the poem that God is within each one of us, and we can meet HIM only by being human at heart, and by appraising HIS creation of this universe.

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  • Ed Nigma (1/9/2014 12:28:00 AM)

    I like this. Brings to mind something I wrote down a long time ago. That beauty does not lie in the creation as much as it lies in how much creation that is in the creation. (Report) Reply

  • True Friend (2/26/2013 11:34:00 PM)

    This poem makes you think how many good deeds we have done so far....it's so real. Thank you Archana. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (2/25/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    God is with in You. The heart-beat is God. Thanks. Well-done.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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