An Agnostic's Prayer Poem by Valsa George

An Agnostic's Prayer

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In me, now is an insatiable thirst
Searching you, lonely and longingly I stray
To place you not in a shrine, but in my very innards
So long I have been running away from you
Taking devious turns, fleeing from your presence
Now I discern, like a hound you were after me
Through shadowed tunnels, you were following me
That's why now I see you through the mist

In me, now is an insatiable thirst
To feel your love that serves as balm
Madly I ran once, struggling to keep pace
With the spinning world moving very fast
To catch at the illusory pleasures
Now my mind languishes in the prison of my own make
And wearily I trudge through valleys dark
With burdens heavy on my drooping shoulders

In me, now is an insatiable thirst
To hear your whispered words in deep quietude
To calm my fears and to be filled with hope
To feel your presence and to see you close
To hold your hand and to be led by you
To be held close like a babe to its mother
To seek comfort, to find rest and to feel blest
Finally to get united with you, Oh! Lord and my God!

An Agnostic's Prayer
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: prayer
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Akhtar Jawad 02 November 2016

I don't think this poem is aimed at Bri Edwards. Up to a certain extent we all are agnostics. Even Budha preferred to remain silent about God. Still Budha believes in Nirvana. I pray there would be a God and there would be a life after death. Even if there is no God and there is no life after death, I shall have no senses to regret any of my beliefs. I liked this poem very much as it paints a true picture of persons who are not sure about the existence of God buy they wish there should be a God.

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Valsa George 04 November 2016

There are moments when in every believer, an agnostic gains the upper hand when he/she allows the reason to supersede faith... I regret such moments and feel guilty when I stray from the path of God. However, I am cent percent certain that true joy rests with God and one can be happy only when he is under God’s shelter! Thank you!

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Madathil Rajendran Nair 01 November 2016

That is a profound write on the thirst of the restless soul - an agnostic turning unto the Lord. (10)

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 November 2016

So long i have been running! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 02 February 2019

In me, now is an insatiable thirst To hear your whispered words in deep quietude To calm my fears and to be filled with hope To feel your presence and to see you close....earnest prayer so modestly expressed! A sublime piece of poetry...10

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Kumarmani Mahakul 04 November 2016

Feeling God's presence in life we pray and perceive truth of universe. To feel his love we are eager and thirsty enough. This is insatiable thirst. Spinning world moves very fast and we hear world's whisper. Carefully we need calmness and comfort. But our final will is to unite with God. We hope God allows us and grants us a nice life..Excellent poem.10

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Bisy Untan 04 November 2016

The insatiable thirst of the soul towards perfection and salvation! Enjoyed. Thank you.

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Nosheen Irfan 03 November 2016

Superb. Such a beautiful heart-warming write. A powerful assertion of faith. It's really true Valsa, every person needs God, no matter how much of an atheist he might be. Our soul is connected to God and finally we have to realize this. A great depiction of a person's soul-searching. A huge 10.

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Savita Tyagi 02 November 2016

Call me Ram or call me Krishna, call me Jesus or call me Mary, call me prophet or call me Avatar...hey call me Higgs boson if you like but look within and I am there in your chosen form. Loved reading the lovely prayer Valsa. Thanks for sharing.

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