The words of the LORD…
I came down just for you.
I’m on your guard through & through.
You cry at the agony of being born.
Seeing ur anguish my heart is torn.
I rush to you to caress you.
At once you smile , a smile so true
Each time your gaze falls on me
You seem to be in blissful glee
Your first word uttered with love, ‘ MOTHER !’
Makes me feel you love me alone ,none other…
But alas child! You seem to change,
Your mind and your tastes become strange
As you grow , the world is what you fancy
But what caused the world ? you blindly don’t see.
As your father I come in disguise,
But you find none other than yourself wise.
Your mind travels far and wide,
And everytime away from me you hide.
The hands in the clock keep turning
The fire in you keeps burning
You find happiness in hanging around with your age
I immediately respond & come down to your stage
‘Dear Friend !’ You call me & with me you stay
The moment I show you the right path, you simply walk away.
As the tricky time flows by,
Your mind seems to fly high.
The moment I know what u seek for
I come to you at your door
Many a times I try approaching you
Everytime you’re obsessed with something new.
Your calculations never seem to go wrong.
You turn your head away from me all along.
The oil in the lamp within you,
Begins to reduce through & through.
And that’s when child you panic here
You realize that you have reached nowhere
You understand that you’ve missed something
along the tracks…
And that’s when you take a look back.
You recall your very first days
And see your mother’s charming ways.
You find your father’s protective hands
And your friend’s reassuring glance
And then child you look at me
My same glow in them you see
Regretful tears fill your eyes
My love is what you didn’t realize
My legs are numb… my hands ache…
My love keeps flowing & my heart breaks…
Waiting for you here I stand
unnoticed, for you to hold my outstretched hand.
Waiting for you to realize the ceaseless flow
Of boundless love that on you I bestow.
Devotee knows how sweet you are… 🙂 One of my fav lines from cosmic chants…
I think you should write more kiddo… you are doing a wonderful job here…
am reminded of the ‘when you say nothing at all’ version in you tube… have u seen that of swami’s? your last stanza esply takes me to the last picture shown in that particular footage 🙂
Thanks sis… will keep writing. Your comments encourage me a lot. I gave this poem to Sharu B in our final year and she read this out for her prayer talk. 🙂
I don’t know about the ‘when you say nothing at all’. I searched in youtube. Couldn’t find it. Send me the link na..
awesome ranju…:) 🙂 🙂 really felt as though Swami is speaking directly….! just amazing
I wrote this one day in ATP during darshans 🙂 it is indeed swami’s words
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Nice one….liked the way you have knit the words together to bring out and excellent poem
Thank you so much 🙂 This poem is very close to my heart since I wrote this in a spiritual place (again) close to my heart. I am glad you feel the sentiments behind it 🙂
My pleasure..liked it!!