Treasure Island

Mohabeer Beeharry

(23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

The flower of your heart


I brought a flower to him.
The wise old man shook his head.
Child, he said
I made the trees and the flowers;
I made the sun that gives warmth,
I made the rains that water the trees
That give flowers and fruits.
These I have given to you,
And you bring them back to me?
Give me something that I do not have,
That I cannot create myself:
Your love, your faith, your sincerity.
I want the flowers of your heart.
These I do not have.
On these I live.
For these I come again and again
Knocking at your door like a mendicant
Accepting tortures and insults
And welcoming the crown of thorns.
For these in my lone and scented
Places I cry in silence.

Submitted: Friday, August 23, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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  • Ken E Hall (9/23/2013 3:33:00 PM)

    Wonderful tribute to the almighty with the lovely line'I want the flowers of your heart.' Wisdom flows from the pen very uplifting indeed...regards (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (8/29/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    I see what you mean. In my understanding when we give our will to God, that is what we should do, because anyway that happens what has to happen if we gripe or not, only if we are against something, we suffer. If we go along with ease., we are happy forever. (Report) Reply

  • Vera Sidhwa (8/24/2013 2:25:00 PM)

    For these I come again and again. ...in my lone...and scented places I cry. I have felt this way
    at times. Your poem goes to my heart. ten of ten beautiful verse (Report) Reply

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