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Shiva's fury

  They said a visit to your shrine would pave an easy way to heaven;
Lord, little did I know once there I'd never return.

     Your fury and Your rage finally brought me to my righteous place;
for long we took for granted Your loving and beautiful face.

     On being born as humans we'd often gloat;
it now pains to see how like ants our dead bodies float.

     A mortal being at Your mercy begging You for peace;
what sacrifice shall I now make for You in order to appease?

     You loosened the waters and You blew the wind;
like messengers of death they turned cold and blind.

     At Your behest taking everything in their wake - our bodies and the trees;
amazing how even death can come with so much ease!

     Lord, now my soul will linger here for eternity;
in your peaceful abode I have found my sanctity.

     But if at all You shall give me another body, another face;
I promise You Lord I will find my way back to Your place.

     Once again for You to unleash Your fury,
and once again for my mortal being to be ravaged!

(Dedicated to Lord Shiva and the thousands of pilgrims who lost their lives in the floods in Uttarakhand, India)

Copyright © Varsha Tomar

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:45:00 AM
    all our condolence to them! may they rest in peace . namastey Varsha didi. This poem dedicated to the disaster is a reminder of how i shou;d start cherishing my life! thank you! love alpana!

    Tomar Avatar Varsha Tomar
    Date: 7/6/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Namastey Alpana beta, sada sukhi raho...Bhagvaan aapko lambi umar de! And I'm glad you got the message right, life is to be cherished!
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Varsha, sad, and deep.......enjoyed............ LOVE* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Your words give me pause to praise my Lord Jesus. He sacrificed his life so that I can approach God as an innocent man. A gift I am unworthy to receive and yet he offered to me at great cost to himself. God is truly Good and Worthy of praise. Thanks for a beautiful expression of your faith. Who is lord Shiva? Also I am sorry to hear of the losses in the floods.

    Tomar Avatar Varsha Tomar
    Date: 7/1/2013 2:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For about 11 years of my stay in a convent it was Jesus who took care of my fears, on coming home it was Shiva, in my Grandad's face I often saw Allah...eventually I realized it was always the same God with different names & faces. You'll be surprised to know that as per the Hindu mythology there are around 330 million Gods! My favorite is Shiva and his elephant headed son Ganesh!
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 1:11:00 AM
    Varsha, it is very moving, the helplessness of man pitted against nature's fury or Shiva's fury as you may say. I love the rhyme and the flow . thanks for the visit, welcome to the soup, best to you!!