Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 39,733 Points (15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

Lead kindly light


Lead kindly light

This is a thorny road
My destination is far
My boat, within the mist
Banks far unseen
Lord: Lead kindly light
Show me the straight path

How long I have to walk?
Dawn seems to me far
Teach me, O My Lord
How to get rid of darkness?
Lord: Lead kindly light
Show me the straight path

My winged thought, fly
Try and try to be high
I am not disappointed
I am not hopeless
I don’t want to give up
Lord: Lead kindly light
Show me the straight path

I am calling you
O my dear brethren
In this ocean of terror
An urn of peace I keep
Lord: Lead kindly light
Show me the straight path

Submitted: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (10/27/2013 10:20:00 PM)

    A peaceful and calm sight....loved it_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,782 Points Sallam Yassin (10/27/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    Amen
    make Lord
    the light of true bright/beautiful pray of the heart (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Ibnu Din Assingkiri (10/22/2013 10:07:00 PM)

    a beautiful 'du'a-poem'. love this so much. thanks for sharing aftab bhai. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (10/19/2013 5:28:00 AM)

    We can illuminate our path in life by doing good to others. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,179 Points Valsa George (10/16/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    If Lord wills, our path will be lighted well so that we don't have to grope in darkness! Cardinal Newman is still remembered for his famous poem 'Lead Kindly Light'! A lovely write! ! (Report) Reply

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