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THE MURMURING OF A TRAVELER

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THE MURMURING OF A TRAVELER

Once when I was kept in the safest column
 He was already standing beside my mother's womb
 Whispering me lullaby
 And I was happy
 
Before I walk my day
 He was already standing in the doorway
 Packing me provisions so I could make it through the day
 I said 'Where are we going?'
 He said 'To the Garden where river flows'
 And we went
 
We passed by a forest
 Heavily infested with unruly beasts and serpents
 Standing therein were brute trees
 In different sizes and in different shapes
 Whose branches were against each other colliding
 All their leaves stared at me despairing and beeding
 I said 'This is dark, lonely and cold'
 He said 'Tighten your grip, you will be safe'
 And we went
 
To my relief 
We reached a healthy field
 Pleasantly rugged by blossoms of all sorts
 The frogs altogether singing 
Spreading my arms under the rain dancing
 And I was happy
 
I said 'I want to stay here'
 He said 'No, the rain and the blooms are not forever'
 I said ' I will keep some red roses'
 He said 'They are not yours to keep, they wither and die'
 And we went
 
Unto the empty hut, we went
 I approached and cried
 'When are You going to cease giving commands?
 Is this what You brought me here?
 Run my living?
 You are a selfish God!'
 And I wept
 
On shadows, 
He spread me blanket
 On daybreaks,
 He lay me bread
 Yet I wept and wept further
 
Many evenings visited
 I turn and toss 
And toss and turn
 I could not rest
 Like an orphan child standing next to stranger's home
 
To Him I walked, I cried 'I am sorry' 
And said
 'Thank You for Teaching and Guiding
 my restless, fractured, aggressive heart;
 Thank You for being the Source of Light
 where dark alley could I be if You do not lamp my way?;
 Thank You for All-Hearing
 all my longings and unspoken words;
 Thank You for Forbearing
 my dissatisfaction, whining, wanting more and complaining;
 Thank You for being the All-Mighty
 making me strong, I swear I will make it through;
 
And just in case my flesh fails
 Do not leave me by the road
 Take me to the Place where all this journey for'
 
He said
 'How much can you weigh of My bounty?
 I never been unkind to you'
 
Although I wept,
 I was happy
 
And we went.

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  1. Date: 7/26/2012 12:15:00 PM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Nihaya. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol 07/26/2012

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 4:51:00 AM

    Lovely poem - nice description of the journey. Welcome to PoetrySoup Nihaya!

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 8:15:00 AM

    love it,,, May the Lord bless,comfort,and guide you day by day,,,love and God bless

    Casar Avatar Nihaya Casar Date: 7/21/2012 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, same to you :)