Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

Should I Accept Or Not?


I just smiled at the poor little girl dressed in torn rags
with cute pony tail dancing behind.
She smilingly came in front of me.
Two little groundnuts held in her tiny fists
When opened it was wet with sweat of love.
She offered me with her twinkling eyes.

So innocent she was
She didn't give a second thought before offering.

She put me in dilemma should I accept or not?
Just forget the hygiene.
I am not asking to have it.
Should I break her heart by refusing it?
But if I take
How much delighted will she feel
That no words can describe her love in giving though a small one!
By refusing it I make her realise what she is!
Or
Is it right to think, how come a beggar,
Who cannot stand on her feet is giving me?
Should I tell, first stand in your feet then think of it.
Or by accepting it am I degraded?

If she gives you her alms with love will you accept it?

A person standing in a pit or in a pool of tears too
can add something valuable to you life!
Don't underestimate others love and care.
Remember, a person in pain too can offer you a lending hand.
Some love are unconditional
After loosing it, you will realise due to your own false pride you have lost!

Life is short.
Accept the alms with love if the hands too are giving with love.

©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GEETHA JAYAKUMAR 2014
©2014

Submitted: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Edited: Saturday, February 22, 2014

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  • Yash Shinde (4/6/2014 1:46:00 PM)

    .the internal struggle and dilemma makes the poem beautiful and enhances its flow..........lovely write.......
    I invite you to read my poem- .never look like one (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (2/27/2014 6:11:00 AM)

    Innocent love should not be ignored at any cost.One is fortunate to get it free now a days.Beautiful drop. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (2/25/2014 8:50:00 PM)

    I would love to have that soiled sweat soaked nut, that is nothing but a blessing in deed, from an innocent child shaped angel in deed. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (2/25/2014 6:38:00 PM)

    Very beautiful. I was there ready to accept the groundnuts this would have made my day as well as this little one with a giant heart. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/24/2014 10:37:00 PM)

    I love the internal struggle in this poem between a woman that is OCD about hygiene and a girl that is giving out of the love in her heart. Only to be put between a rock in a hard place and rise above her own frailties as a human and life someone up in the process. Very neat Idea and I really did enjoy this read.

    Keep Poetry Alive!
    Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (2/24/2014 10:31:00 AM)

    Like love forbids her death........love forgives and forgets all hurdles on the way........Geetha......It's humanity and
    God can be sensed in innnocent hands..............great write........ (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (2/24/2014 2:40:00 AM)

    If she gives you her alms with love will you accept it?

    the gutsy poet speaks the question in many minds. nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/24/2014 1:52:00 AM)

    When offered with love, it is always kind on our part to accept.... But we have to be careful about the context, the time and the person who is offering... In this case, there is nothing to be suspected as the child shows an innocent gesture of simple love. As you feel.. the cleanliness is the only thing that can raise a little concern. But it is upto us whether we should eat it or not, even if accepted! A very touching write... such gesture of love coming from people who are in many way deprived has greater magnificence than a costly gift offered by the rich! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/23/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    If there is no malicious undercurrent, I feel, it is always best to accept the offer. In this poem the child is love, simplicity and innocence personified. A brilliant poem which touches the string of the heart. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (2/23/2014 12:44:00 AM)

    When life itself is a give and take affair in its real logic, we have to take whatever is offered provided it is done with heart and not by hands alone. A poem that can be much more interpreted. Well written Geetha. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (2/22/2014 9:48:00 PM)

    Beautiful thoughts, Geetha. We can indeed learn a lot from someone giving.
    I truly enjoyed reading this poem (Report) Reply

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