Rajesh Thankappan

Gold Star - 4,989 Points (Guwahati)

An Offering - Poem by Rajesh Thankappan

O God,
Give me the strength
To move further away
From where I am
And plant my foot firmly
On the top soil
And then grow deeper roots.

O God,
Give me the vision
To recognize my weaknesses
And the strength to conquer them
While staying firm footed
In face of hostile adversaries.

O God,
Let the seed
Of goodness sprout within me
Grow steadily unhindered
Outspread its branches
Grow flowers and fruits
So that I can place them before you
As my humble or maybe silly offerings.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

According to the Hindu beliefs, the flower that we offer to the deity stands for the good that has blossomed in us. The fruits offered symbolize our detachment, self-sacrifice and surrender.

However, what we require to ponder upon is whether God who is omnipotent requires such offering?

Comments about An Offering by Rajesh Thankappan

  • Gold Star - 22,731 Points Valsa George (4/27/2014 4:37:00 AM)

    ...A humble and self effacing prayer....! Someone who is willing to admit his mistakes and make necessary corrections with the grace of God stays blessed in His eyes.....! Often we are fools who know not and know not that we know not... Self awareness is the first step towards self improvement..... (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 659 Points V P Mahur (3/25/2014 2:17:00 PM)

    Dear Rajesh,
    Sweet prayer in a very lovely poem.
    Thanks!
    ...................
    Reply Please.
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  • Gold Star - 7,678 Points Neela Nath (3/20/2014 10:28:00 PM)

    A fantastic prayer............... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, March 21, 2014


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