Aniruddha Pathak

Rookie - 254 Points (25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

A prayer that be plea

When a prayer is plea packaged in veil,
And puja1, a covert plea for His pardon,
When a Bandagi2 begs for heaven’s bail,
And worship for a vaunted place in sun;
When sacrifice be secret plea for fruits,
Charity seeks to reserve place in heaven,
Gift gets given to gain matching return,
Pilgrimage a pass-time, no search for roots.

Yet, bless me Lord that my hopes breathe alive,
I pray thee that in happy peace I rest—
Content in my luxury-laden nest,
I pray, let honey sweeten my beehive,
And as thou keepest supplying my store,
I swear I’d love thee if so all the more.
_____________________________________________ __________
1. Puja: The Hindu worship, service offered to God.
2. Bandagi: The periodical namaz (kneeling) offered to
Allah by Muslims.
This sonnet is sung rather tongue-in-cheek and is a light
satire on prayers that be veiled pleas for wanting something
or the other and are not rendered as thanks-giving to God,
as all prayers should be.
_____________________________________________ ______________________
- Sonnets | 17.11.08 |

Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A prayer that be plea by Aniruddha Pathak )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Mother the First and Best teacher of my .., Antonio Liao
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
[Hata Bildir]