March 16, 2011

Strength to be patient

Nothing much left in me
Your power had not remained
anything in me.

I'm waiting for this parade
to pass me, to see what you left me
Nothing much left in me
Just some of the light of my eyes,
that I wouldn't need, to see through

I will give the light to you
and some of the strength of
my willpower. Don't burn them
or take the hope from them.
Take care of them!

Some of me eagerly wanders
to seek you in the parade,
call you, with my unheard voice.

Ask you to give me
some of your mercy,
and strength to be patient
So what left in me wouldn't
float on the sea.


For the people of Japan -   © 2011


  1. wow rather sombre...which is the meal of the heart aches...

  2. When the Earth shakes, we all tremble for knowing how a brother suffers. Beautiful poem for a sad time. Katsushika Hokusai's The Big Wave is appropriate.

  3. ask you to give me some of your mercy - true for so many things. I hope people who need patience and mercy get it.

  4. Dear S Sharp
    Ah! A powerful verse and kind of ending in prayer... I liked the purport of it all. thanks for sharing...

    ॐ शांति ॐ
    Om Shanti Om
    May peace be... pray for People of Japan
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  5. I'm in awe of everyone's ability to express the pain of the world in the face of this tragedy. Well done.

  6. yes - take care of heart is with the people in japan..

  7. very well expressed, Bless Japan's survivors..


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