Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool



With rest misplaced, and
peace missing too,
dreams lie floating on the restless surfs,
hoping for a glance of mercy;

despite Your blessings countless
You guided me, and held me strong
I wonder why then I stay at a loss
you help me fight back the evil that tempts
the evil that lasts with me
as a constant though unwanted companion

empower me
despite swimming skilfully
the waters threaten and victimize me
waves and ripples know me not
what is this sense of alienation?

You have given me a deep sight
bless me with an insight too

enrich me
despite keeping a stern eye
on my mistakes
serious losses occur
sometimes reparable, sometimes irreparable

guide me, bless me, forgive me

Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 16, 2013

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  • Muhammad Ali (1/20/2014 2:18:00 PM)

    Two words.. Saying all.
    And Please.
    A poem from the depth of your heart. It occurs as 'jawar bhata'. I felt it, because otherwise the title of the poem would not be 'God'. I think, in strong feelings you just have no other title to choose. Best wishes aapi. (Report) Reply

  • Aimanu Begum (9/4/2013 2:12:00 AM)

    A fervent cry to God to lead through the rough water of life.The fear, despite the many benevolence of God, that she might still falter; haunts the poet.A sense of submission to God pervades the whole poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (8/19/2013 2:23:00 AM)

    the moments of broke
    the moments for pray
    and we are on the closest distance to god
    so let me say amen
    to gain the wisdom of god (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/18/2013 10:57:00 PM)

    There are moments in life when we feel lost, helpless and alone. Even when surrounded by blessings many, such negative emotions can drown us at weak moments which is only a fleeting illusion. With resilience, we can soon spring back to our happy and contented self, if we abide in His providence and mercy!

    Hope for the best!
    Hope like the gleaming taper's light
    Adorns and cheers our way.....Let your prayer be heard! ! An excellent write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/18/2013 9:03:00 AM)

    God is a God of mercy, love, and compassion.
    He is also instructor, teacher, and a conductor of life.
    Also a provider, and motivator, and an enabler.
    Whst more do you need him to do . (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/18/2013 2:11:00 AM)

    God loves us guides us his blessing is always. without any of his signature nothing can move. a great poem. great write. have always faith on the grand master. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/16/2013 1:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Shahzia...Guide me, Bless me, forgive me..yes only God can forgive...loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/16/2013 9:46:00 AM)

    It is really an arresting write Shahzia Ma'am. When we feel alienated from people, family friends and their love, we collapse down and lie at the feet of God. We feel the extreme discomort of lonliness, and the strange behaviour of the known waters. But God has always another perception towards our life. A better perception. He may be wants you to discover the deep insight within you, to believe yourself, that you can move forward with your life without the help of anyone but just with His blessings. He may want you to swim through the highest tides and cut through the complexities of life, on your own. He may want you to think good about yourself, and want you to appreciate the utmost quality you possess, pure unconditional love towards all. When you no more need a constant companion, he'll then open a door and will answer you, and guide you. And that is when he will be proud about you and will become your companion.

    All the best!

    Magic Box (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (8/16/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Nothing is irreparable as long as God is there with you! ! ! HE who has the Supreme Power can UNDO everything! ! !
    your prayer has deeply affected me and is written with great emotion and feeling! ! ! A soul-stirring prayer i would say! ! !

    guide me, bless me, forgive me

    God be with you always.Amen. :))) (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/16/2013 6:37:00 AM)

    you help me fight back the evil that tempts
    guide me, bless me, forgive me
    A plea to God that cannot be denied. Beautiful words chosen in this presentation for God. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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