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Let me tell you

                          LET ME TELL YOU
"Look!", an old aunt in a dirty alcove, once had said
her index finger, stout and crooked,
pointing to a three-legged silver cup
with streaks of silver dust
doing a lazy waltz, in ink blue water.
I looked , stuck my head out; then  I was hit ,
amidst the cheap smells and dusty fumes ,with a
"Can you see?", out of her  puckered lips .
To a feeble, little "What ?"from me , she barked
"It's God's magic words swimming ,
telling you what to do next?".
Gnawing of  pits and beating of aching temple,
aggressive odours and heavy  ignorance, masked alike
in spurious dis beliefs, and the ogre of an aunt of mine ;
were all there, etched in me,
and nothing else was there as mine ,
for a later trail, for me down the lane.
***
This I know ,and more  I learnt .
To feel that Presence  in every tide,
I looked here , I looked there
the more I tried , the more I failed.
Stopped I slow , looked  I beyond my veil
I think, I saw a broken piece of life ,
Then, I saw again , a forlorn bit of life.
An orphan girl, a shattered widow ,
a limbless man , a war- struck boy.
All  alike, hunched and doubled .
***
In domes and spires and  palatial mansions
do dwell not the Benevolence  .
On streets and slums , and hidden alleys
may we find His Abode in abundance.

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  1. Date: 4/28/2015 8:09:00 AM

    - A great and touching poem, Mehnaz :) - And .... a winning poem!! - Congratulations !!! (7) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 4/25/2015 10:57:00 PM

    Hi Mehnaz, Congratulations on your awesome win in Richard Lamoureux's "Tell Me" contest. Have a nice day. LINDA
  1. Date: 4/25/2015 7:42:00 PM

    His abode is everywhere, he lives in universes beyond the known as well as here. Congrad's on your winning verse. Light & Love
  1. Date: 4/25/2015 9:30:00 AM

    Beautifully written, I was moved by your words. Congratulations on this wonderul win a 7. Blessings Eve
  1. Date: 4/25/2015 8:59:00 AM

    Great poem! 7
  1. Date: 4/25/2015 8:42:00 AM

    I was swept away with this one. Thanks for entering my contest.
  1. Date: 4/25/2015 7:28:00 AM

    Mehnaz, congratulations on your wonderful win with this beautifully written poem, 7
  1. Date: 4/23/2015 5:53:00 PM

    Intriguingly simple lines, that hides the wisdom God has inspired. God dwells where He is needed the most. Congratulations, Mehnaz! :) Kim
  1. Date: 3/30/2015 3:03:00 PM

    A good read requiring the reader to think as well as feel his way through the words. I read this piece several times to grasp the imagery in my mind and equate it with the feelings that this piece conjures. Emile. #7

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