Ratnakar Mandlik

Gold Star - 71,649 Points (Aug.29,1950 / Hyderabad(A.P.) , India)

Cajolment - Poem by Ratnakar Mandlik

You are omnicient and too omnipresent
Still oh God for you we have to build temples.
It is often believed that You reside there
Inspite of being the Creator of the nature.

You have created nature as also human
Yet you can not put him under the nature
You have to face always the cajoling men,
Nature you use to suppress them then.

Stern nature brings floods and earthquakes
Those destroy then the proud foolish men
Reestablishing your dominance over them
Inculcating fear once again in them.

Then perhaps to pay respects or for show
Man builds temples to restrict your power.
Your power works in temples he then believes
And bends before you after committing follies.

Poet: Ratnakar D. Mandlik

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/16/2016 7:46:00 AM)

    Cajoling men on earth. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (12/30/2015 12:14:00 AM)

    God is omnipresent and He is there in every atom of the universe! To lock him in a temple, church or mosque is limiting His power! But the ordinary man needs a medium or a symbol where he can perceive the presence of a God. So places of worship have relevance to satisfy the ordinary man's limited power of perception of such a comprehensive mystical reality! Great write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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