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She

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She comes resplendent-

To live her nine days;
In benediction, in grace!

To remind us-
And that demon within;
There is succor; If you seek.
There is hope; Should you despair.
There is penance; Is there none who does not sin?
There is life; For it triumphs even death, through the soul.

A moment’s realization
Is enough-
A penitent thought
Can find you a place
Far higher than kings!

A kind deed
Will pay you more than the
Richest man’s coffers.

She comes with this brightness;
This breathtaking promise!

And yet, each year,
We send her back;
After patronizing Her
Those nine days-
Like a guest overstaying Her welcome-

Foolish us!
Relieved She has left.
We become animals again!
Forgetting, She can never leave-
She stays, unacknowledged:
In wait, within us.

We may leave,
But She never can!




26, October, ‘07

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Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

9 thoughts on “She

  1. Powerful. So very powerful somehow. Religion when simplified, only teaches us to do the right thing.

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  2. Despite all of what we claim to do, there is only one thing that defines us best and that would be the word ignorant!

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  3. Very nicely written, Usha :)(b'lated)Vijayadashami Greetings, too :)wishes, devika

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  4. Wow! Powerful words! It is indeed better if we keep her throughout the year in our hearts than have a mere nine days of pomp and show. Happy belated Vijayadashami greetings.

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  5. Powerful! If only we did not become animals as soon as thought she'd left, the world would have been a much better place!Belated Vijayadashami wishes to you and your family.

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  6. Nice one. But the actual scenario in some of the places is quite different than the one portrayed in these lines. ” Foolish us!Relieved She has left.We become animals again! ” We are foolish, I agree. We are animals even when she is present. We sacrifice animals to her and let her dance in that blood of her creation. I am not sure what it represents. I can only see writhing roosters and skinned out flesh of sheep and goats hanging as a garland to her arrival.

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  7. First time here. It is a nice poem!

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  8. i luv poems alot……i liked this poem verymuch its a nice poem.thanks for publishing such a gud poem and thanks for letting everyone enjoying it.-sreelakshmy

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  9. Strong !Guiding indeed.

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