Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Love 3 - Light The Lamp Of Love - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

As i light my house with myriad lamps,
A resolution i must take
A heartfelt message to all around me from
A humble healer!

When i light my red lamp,
God! i pray that all my anger
Bottled up within me
May be dropped off one by one!

When i light my orange lamp,
God! i pray that the envious tendencies
Coiling within my mortal body
May be uncoiled and dispelled!

When i light my yellow lamp,
God! i pray that the desire to grow,
Does not lead me towards a greedy path but
May lead towards higher values and wisdom!

When i light my green lamp,
God! i pray that the knot of hatred
Embedded within me in the surreptitious mind
May melt down and transform into sublime love!

When i light my light blue lamp,
God! i pray that the impurities
Percolating around my throat and my speech
May change into sweet voice of music!

When i light my dark blue lamp,
God! i pray that my days on earth
Filled with philanthropic thoughts and ideas
May lead me to compassion for all my sisters and brothers!

When i light my violet lamp,
God! i pray that my whole being
Be enveloped with light of wisdom
And unconditional love for all beings!

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Deepavali or Diwali is widely celebrated in India as the festival of lights. On this day, as a humble healer, I have a small yet significant message through this poem of mine.

Comments about Love 3 - Light The Lamp Of Love by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Chinedu Dike (6/6/2017 10:26:00 PM)

    An awesome devotional piece in commemoration of the festival of lights. Beautifully penned. Thanks for sharing Doctor. (Report) Reply

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (8/6/2016 12:18:00 AM)

    Nice and purifying poem. Thank you, Dr. (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/6/2016 11:30:00 PM)

    Thanks again for the nice and purifying observation.

  • Ayman Parray (11/11/2015 9:48:00 AM)

    Dear Geeta,
    Wishing you a very happy Deepavali. Congratulating you on this auspicious day for your noble resolutions. May the good in you triumph in all directions and may the light of your lamp never fade away...Thank you for spreading this message..
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  • (11/11/2015 9:24:00 AM)

    Unconditinal love for all beings? Is enveloped in the wisdom to avoid your humble being stung, hissed at,
    And enjoy them from afar? And from afar your dark blue lamp can shed some light on your dark blue philantropic action? Green is milder than hatred or maybe not in knoty surruptitious minus mind? But tired -all the colours in disarray.
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  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (11/11/2015 8:33:00 AM)

    Compassion for all sisters and brothers, liked very much. (Report) Reply

  • Edmund Strolis (11/11/2015 8:32:00 AM)

    The festival of lights. I was captured by each lamp lit. I believe that most people that are self-aware must admit to their shortcomings. The most encouraging thing is in knowing that you have weaknesses and that knowledge seems to be a great strength that can be acted upon. Each lamp addressed a different aspect attached with a prayer of hope. Absolutely brilliant. A humble healer and enlightened teacher. (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/11/2015 8:24:00 AM)

    Embedded within me in the surreptitious mind
    May melt down and transform into sublime love!
    Wonderful lines, may the festival drive your message of love over the whole world, this is a real message of for the people India when we are divided into castes, creed and co lour.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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