Treasure Island

Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

(October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

A Prayer to God


        Hails to thee, Lord!

In your praise we offered a thousand oblations
broke a hundred coconuts, and offered prayers
in quiet we fasted, chanted countless carols
        in your praise, Lord!


We asked for a son, you gave us billions!
We asked for knowledge, great sceptics you made us
We asked for mercy, and from the wars
and floods and famines like a father you saved us,
        Great Lord!


In your glory we erected mandirs and mosques
In your honour we established a hundred religions
In your name we slaughtered all bloody blasphemers
infidel intellectuals who ever tried to make fuss,
        dear Lord!


With your blessings we created missiles to save us
With your blessings we became masters of universe
We conquered bird, beast, mountains, jungles
and created at will storms, clouds and deserts
        by your grace, Lord!


Whatever you gave us, you gave in bounties,
our bellies are full, Lord! now spare us please,
do not give us anymore
but take our all -
fecundity, depravity, meanness, squalor
avarice, lustfulness, the craving for more,
violence, suspiciousness - all we can offer -
take away our virility, our pride, our learning
take away all this, and oh yes everything,

        please Lord! !

        ******

Submitted: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Edited: Sunday, September 08, 2013

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  • V P Mahur (4/14/2014 2:27:00 PM)

    mandirs and mosques
    It must be either Temples and mosques or Mandirs and Masjids.
    That could sound much better.
    By the way nice effort. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (1/24/2014 1:12:00 AM)

    An intese preaching thru the poem and I cherish the truth of our short commings nice to read all we want is in nature and then only a pray...regards (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/18/2013 8:03:00 PM)

    when we lose everything we have...then we shall see that God is all we ever really needed.. nice write.. (Report) Reply

  • Suman Kumar Das (11/10/2013 1:43:00 AM)

    We always beg before 'GOD' like a 'DOG'. Perhaps we have forgotten that we are human beings. Time has come to live like a 'HUMAN'!

    A Superb revolutionary poem! Deserve billions of Kudos, Thank You Sir.

    Warm Regards,
    Suman (Report) Reply

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