My faith in you

Lord, my faith in you was not built in a day.

It has been an ongoing process,

A work in progress since my very childhood.

 

I have always cast a contemplative  glance

At the Christian spires

Being kissed by the swirling clouds,

The white minaret tower

Dazzling with the beauty of innocence,

The pagodas where incense sticks

Burn with love-lit eyes, unpretentious

And the temples where peace reigns

Undisturbed, in spite of the multitasking,

Going on outside at incredible speed.

 

I have always wished to see you

A million times,

To kiss you softly and gently

A billion times

And to talk to you

A zillion times.

 

In this conundrum of time and space,

Where there is neither rest nor respite,

With a melange of malignant conspiracies,

I have always looked for

The semiotics of soul food,

Rapture to fill the void.

 

Lord, when I understood who you are,

I feel I am a tiny dot in this immensity

Of vast creations which keep changing.

Now, I see you in all,

The vicious and the virtuous,

The priest and the pauper,

The rich and the poor,

The able and the differently able,

All, the wonders of your creation.

 

I see you in the fireflies kissing,

In the sheep grazing in the vast plains,

In the fish swimming in the moon-lit lake,

The corn plantations swaying with the breeze,

The migrating birds flying across the oceans

And in the waves touching the shores.

 

Lord, now that I have known you,

I traverse the silence of time

Like a long viking boat

Sailing towards a known destination

Guided by the moon and a few stars

While the fishermen mend their nets

On the banks of Brahmaputra

And the scent of Sandalwood

Pervades the air.

 

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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