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Shall I Pray To God?
by Prafulla Sahu
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Why shall I pray to God
When He gives nothing except
A reduced amount of my offerings
And some abstract grace and blessings.

I would rather pray to
My friend who promptly
Tenders a cup of tea or a betel
With added flavor of a shake,
Pray to my brother, who feeds his sick invalid brother,
Pray to parents, who showed this beautiful earth,
I owe to my teachers the letters
They have engraved in me, I pray to them
And I steadily decline to pray to you God
Who I have not seen yet, nor touched nor hugged.

All say God is everywhere,
like air unseen
He hears everybody,
pray as you wish,
Shall I hence pray and say so?

God is an absent companion;
How long shall I befriend Him
Shedding tears for a smile?
Where life is brisk and dynamic
How can God be so static
Sitting standstill in temples and shrines?
I pray not to God.

I pray to God of Gods who imagined God
Without whom, all to who I owe, too add,
Life's void, a big fraud.

Transcreation of  the statement of a physically challenged Lilliputian man
in a TV show, EI TA JIBAN  on OTV, Odisha 

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March 17, 2012
More By: Prafulla Sahu
Views: 866      Comments: 2

Comments on this Poem

Comment kanchanji,thanks for your concern and appreciation.

prafulla sahu
03/19/2012 12:49 PM

Comment The angst is tangible! A beautiful statement by the deprived one!

Kanchan Bhattacharya
03/18/2012 23:08 PM




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