Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: With God’s Help


‘Come to my aid God, ’ whenever I need,
For, without Thee, my life’s vessel could sink;
With Thee, my Lord, I’ll do great things indeed!
Like how with Thine inspiration, I ink.

Prepare me Lord for life’s challenges,
And make me wary, alert, sensible;
And like sore-throat, soothen’d by lozenges,
Soothen my heart with words from the Bible.

Show me Thy unique ways to solve problems;
Let despair not entwine my human heart;
Let flowers new, blossom forth from old-stems,
And let Thine wisdom help me further art.

O use me Lord, for any purpose, God!
In case I fail, do spare me from Thy rod.

8-6-2002

Submitted: Wednesday, July 02, 2003

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