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C. P. Sharma

Rookie - 77 Points (July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)


I saw a dream within my dream,
I found Ravidas loudly scream.
'O Lord, I am caught up in illusions,
The world as I see is full of delusions.' 1.

He saw an emperor napping on throne,
With begging bowl he found him groan.
In dream lamented parting of empire,
So are we now, in begger’s attire.2.

As mistaken identity of rope for snake,
Lord revealed him the mystery of world fake.
Mistaken identity of bracelets and gold,
Now, not at all he could behold.3.

Now, in all places the Lord conforms,
He enjoys Himself in diverse forms.
Ravidas says, He is as close as limbs,
The world simply exists as He whims.4

*Inspired by Bani Guru Ravidas

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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  • Rookie Mamta Agarwal (5/29/2009 10:44:00 PM)

    the world simply exists as He whims. - a very spiritually enlightening poem.10++

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  • Rookie - 721 Points Antonio Liao (5/26/2009 7:17:00 PM)

    that's perfect it is unlocking of immortality of soul....
    a journey begins in this part...a start...an openner
    of what is transcedental ignition of leaving soul from
    our body....what a beautiful key you have shared
    with us.....poet.....a 10+++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dr Hitesh Sheth (11/28/2008 11:30:00 AM)

    This is world is an illusion
    or God's magic and delusion
    But when curtain of maya is withdrawn,
    The dream or delusion is gone
    Good workand images (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abha Sharma (5/8/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    Yes the God plays for all delusions...he guides us through...He is Omniscient...the allusion of ravidas is just great....I am lucky to revive their thoughts through you....Great stanza forms with perfect poetic beauty..
    **Abha** (Report) Reply

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