Leaflets From My Life - Faith Is A Healer Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Leaflets From My Life - Faith Is A Healer

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I have fallen sick many times in life,
So also, I have hurt myself many times.
As a dancer, there is always some kind
Of physical ailment or pain,
A muscle pull, a sprain,
Aches or even accidents.
Each time, I battled with it bravely,
Purely through my faith in God,
Or you may call it ‘Absolute Trust'
In the Universal Life Force to be healed!

Over the past years,
After a few days of medicines,
Rest and reassurance from my family,
I would be up and about happily,
With my daily chores,
Dancing and singing,
Talking and laughing,
Like as if nothing ever happened,
Like as if I was never sick,
That Life is meant only to be beautiful!

This Year 2022, there was a wave of change,
Everything changed right from January onwards,
'Omicron - ‘Covid Virus' attacked like a storm
Into the city of Mumbai, where I lived.
My family was afflicted with this virus, so terrible.
Just when we thought we had recovered in February,
I had a relapse that affected my lungs.
I coughed, coughed the whole day,
Till I could not bear it anymore.
The worst happened when I could not talk at all!

Though I felt hopeless and exhausted,
And as I could not talk at all,
My faith in God and the healing powers
Of the cosmos remained unshaken!
I began painting the symbol of 'Aum'
The ‘Cosmic Sound' of the Universe,
Followed by drawing the figure of Sri Ganapati
Elephant headed God - worshipped by millions in India.
I was not experienced in drawing at all,
But I painted with courage and faith!

As I completed around twenty five paintings
Of both ‘Aum' and ‘ Sri Ganapati',
My cough began to reduce considerably.
My voice is back, I am now able to talk!
It took eight months to heal.
I attribute my cure to silent meditation
On God and His immense power,
Concentrating on art work,
Of absolute faith and trust,
On the healing heart of the universe!

Leaflets From My Life - Faith Is A Healer
Monday, September 5, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: healing,god,faith,artistic work
This is a painting of Sri Ganesa painted on 4th Sept 2022 - Ganesa Chaturthi day. To know more about Sri, Ganesa please read my Series of poems titled - Ganesa 1 to 20
LeeAnn Azzopardi 05 September 2022

wonderful poem and painting enjoyed both immersely

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Prem Nizar Hameed 06 September 2022

You have beautifully penned and painted. A masterpiece from the highly talented poet. Hope everything is fine now. Take care.

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Nosheen Irfan 06 September 2022

Very motivational account! Faith can do wonders. Truly inspired.

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Nosheen Irfan 06 September 2022

Heart-touching glimpse into your life. Your courage, faith and resilience are an inspiration for others. From pain to healing the journey is beautifully narrated.5 stars!

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UNNIKRISHNAN Sivasankara Menon 06 September 2022

It makes a great reading, like any other poem of Geeta. What makes this one so endearing is that she recounts her own dear experience here. Marvellous.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 05 September 2022

I know dwellers of Mumbai celebrate Lor Ganesh Puja for a week. I was thinking of you madam. Read this poem from the very first word to the last... appreciated your candid expression.

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