ramesh rai

(13.12.1955 / howrah)

If God asks me


If God asks me
what do you want?

Certainly, I shall say
bestow me with the divine power
to create more and more
beautiful poems
that speaks the language
of all creatures
that expresses the mirth
of a blooming flower
that expresses the grief
of a withering flower
that expresses the pains and pleasures
of an ant working tough
for foster of baby ant
that expresses restless toils
of stars and planets
to keep the pace of nature
always in existence

If God asks me
about my requirement
i shall say
give me bread to feed my family
and to my friend and foe
who gave me love and lesson
give me shelter under your arms
and a sweet home to reside
under the roof of your divine soul

But must not i forget
to mention the names
who creates poem in praise of His divine glory and His infinitive creation
despite of their destitute

And lo! my name be laid all the rest.

Amen

Submitted: Monday, September 09, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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  • Akhtar Jawad (6/23/2014 10:54:00 PM)

    The boons were spread on the very first day of creation and the birds were given wings to search it. The birds were given nibs to pick it. Rmesh flied to the greater heights and picked the boons from his beautiful nibs. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (3/9/2014 4:54:00 AM)

    God certainly flows blood in your veins he gave you the gift of being you and it shows in this meaningful poem which tells the story of your thoughts for others...regards (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (10/27/2013 1:37:00 PM)

    You are the poet who was born for that reason. It is interesting what you ask from God, you already have.
    Anyway, whatever we do, that is our place to learn the lesson, what only God knows why.
    However, you will be all right in all your life whatever you need, will be supplied to you. You are one of the lucky ones. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Sawhney (10/16/2013 1:14:00 AM)

    A very nice piece...no doubt, but can't help but agree with Joe Breunig about spelling & grammar. The underlying theme comes out, but somewhat erratically. For eg. In the penultimate line, the word should be 'infinite' instead of infinitive.
    Hope no umbrage taken. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (10/15/2013 2:00:00 PM)

    An interesting piece; while I appreciate the concepts of this poem, (IMO) I feel that it could use some editting (for both spelling and grammar): I get the impression that English is not your first language.

    -Joe Breunig,
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Ershad Mazumder (10/9/2013 8:23:00 PM)

    `If God asks me
    What do you want'

    I will definitely say, fullfil your wish on me. I do not know what to ask. (Report) Reply

  • Faeo Lyre Clive (9/22/2013 12:02:00 AM)

    A piece for eternity. O yes! It reaveals on a poet, his making, source of inspiration and aim of his craft. I love this context, Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (9/15/2013 1:48:00 AM)

    A nice hymn by a compassionate heart: 'to feed my friend and foe'....generosity very rare (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/13/2013 7:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful write and I love the wonderful imagery with your great passion for poetry and life that shines through! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/12/2013 11:32:00 AM)

    A beautiful list of boons to be asked from God, showing your devotion to poetry, your love of your fellow beings and your gratitude to Him for whatever has been generously given to you! ! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/12/2013 4:47:00 AM)

    ant working tough
    for foster of baby ant
    feed my friend and foe
    Lovely thoughts. Reminds me of great poet Leigh Hunt; s poem 'Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase) '. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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