Tarapada Mohapatra


I Will Be Thence As Pure And Pious As Thou - Poem by Tarapada Mohapatra

The obnoxious mind
in my tumultuous thoughts
grazes my heart with
surreptitious rues and sorrows

Oh my lord leave me alone
disheveled among the thunders
the apocalyptic trauma and terrors

Give me thine courage and grit
to grin and bear the plethora of pains
you have so assiduously inflicted on me

My solitude and happiness
grieve upon your cynical prowess
that subjects abhorrence and detest
on to my daily chores

Give me thine courage and grit
Oh lord to bask in your glory
and forget the repercussions
of betrayal and unjust galore

I stand in the cross-roads crippled
with my innocence and naivety
subdued in scathing throes
and mute like an epileptic

Oh my lord inundate my sufferings
with surge of your surprise love
mow every thriving thorn on my ways
with the shower of your bliss and
deluge me with your noble thoughts

My oppressions will end one day
with prayers of compassion
the rhymes of revelation
will scourge all I behold and hold
the lord will repair all my wounds
one day with his divine spectre

I will be thence as pure and pious as thou


Comments about I Will Be Thence As Pure And Pious As Thou by Tarapada Mohapatra

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/27/2014 8:31:00 AM)


    I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/28/2008 3:09:00 AM)


    very well penned........................ (Report) Reply

  • (7/2/2008 8:38:00 AM)


    rich in spiritual content
    soul stirring i must admit
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  • (3/19/2008 1:07:00 PM)


    Eloquently and passionately stated. Well done.

    Regards, Don
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  • (11/22/2007 1:12:00 AM)


    Very ambitious expression to become 'pure and pious as thou', but indicates the ultimate spiritual goal, one should aspire for. Indirectly all religious paths aim at this, but all end up in rituals and fanatism. Let us learn from this wonderful peace. (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2007 8:56:00 AM)


    The message that I get from you
    Is that you had been opressed
    If I may ask is it because you are afraid that people will harm you?
    I know that woman had to flee india
    the woman I know was a writer
    And I believe she was killed
    God will give you carage to live
    This poem is interesting
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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