Savita Tyagi

Pray For Grieving Hearts - Poem by Savita Tyagi

In a distant land a little child
A refugee child drowns in sea
Among many others his body washed on shore
The heart breaking news, the horror of their struggle
That little boy's picture glued to mind
I can not shake it out.

Today is Krishna Janmashtami
A day of celebration for Hindus
Krishna who spoke words of wisdom
To guide Arjuna through the chaos and turmoil
In the battle of Kurashetra
War ends-
But battle of grief and suffering
Never ends.

KrishnaJanmashtami a day of celebration
But I am not at peace
No festivities no celebrations draw me today
I will keep the fast not to celebrate a festival
But to pray for that child
To pray for suffering humanity
I will keep reminding myself
Krishna's message
All my anger, all my love
All my goodwill, all my compassion
I surrender to Him
I pray and come to Him
Give us peace give us light
I who am nobody-
Sends a prayer for peace
And love to all.
Pray for grieving hearts.

Topic(s) of this poem: prayers

Comments about Pray For Grieving Hearts by Savita Tyagi

  • Bri Edwards (10/21/2017 3:39:00 PM)

    favorite lines so far:

    War ends-
    But battle of grief and suffering
    Never ends.......................................reminds me of my previous marriages and ex-wives: the marital wars may be over, but now my ex-wives are grieving and suffering 'cause i'm not there for them to beat on any more! ! ! ha ha. a 'bad joke'? ? ? ? my present mate says i 'make bad jokes'. she says i act like a five year old. ha! a smart five year old i say! ! !
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    i doubt the 'power of prayer', but perhaps it does some good other than making the prayer (one who prays, i mean) and some others 'feel better'. i guess it can't hurt much, usually, to try praying, long as it is the kind you do, Savita.

    that said, these are some favorite lines:

    I who am nobody-
    Sends a prayer for peace
    And love to all.
    Pray for grieving hearts.

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    bri :)
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    Savita Tyagi (10/21/2017 4:58:00 PM)

    May be you can try praying to relieve you from marital strife! I can never know if my prayers help others but it sure helps me and I am positive your prayer will help you too. Thanks for your comment Bri. If not prayer your humor certainly makes the world more livable.

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  • Valsa George (9/18/2015 11:10:00 PM)

    Each sad incident due to man's callousness make us ponder where we are heading to! The picture of that innocent child washed ashore leaves our eyes wet! Buds nipped before blooming! When we live in peace, we can never fathom the depth of suffering those poor refugees feel while fleeing for life to unknown destinations, leaving their native places and belongings behind! Savita.... as you say we are all simple people with no power to alleviate their suffering but can only pray for peace! A moving write! (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (9/12/2015 3:01:00 AM)

    Great compassion expressed in this wonderful poem.
    Praying for a grieving soul, for strength, for understanding, for peace.
    The death of a child, the end of a human life coming much too soon.
    Living with compassion, praying for peace. Praying for strength.
    Beautiful poem
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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/10/2015 4:12:00 AM)

    A great poem Savita Ji...................................................10 (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (9/7/2015 10:44:00 AM)

    Its a lovely piece of your penning in the quest of peace.. As I told several times earlier that the basic enemy of human being is the combination of ego and hatred.Wish we can forcefully drive them out to enter into the kingdom of unending peace. Thank you Savita. (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2015 12:55:00 PM)

    We can pray on our knees until we die, but nothing will change until man expels the darkness in his heart. But lately I wonder if we can be free of the hatred and indifference that dwells in our hearts. Too long we have been living with it, and now I believe it is inherent in us and cannot be expelled. I have stopped praying, but I continue to cry for the unfortunate ones who are the victims of some of man's foulest actions. But I'll always ask why it has to be like this. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (9/5/2015 8:53:00 AM)

    It is really heart breaking story.Innocent people fleeing their own country because of war, terror or torture are meeting such tragic end and our so called Civilized society is allowing this to happen.There is no sign of any urgency in the voice of world leaders to end the plight of refugees.
    Thank you for your heart touching poem and the compassionate heart.
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/4/2015 9:05:00 PM)

    A very compassionate and tender hearted,
    A true love for humanity
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/4/2015 3:47:00 PM)

    I will keep the fast not to celebrate a festival
    But to pray for that child
    To pray for suffering is the real picture of the poem that you have drafted nicely and painfully. I agree with you and hope we must have prayer for peace and love to all. Thanks for sharing. ....10
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/4/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    The photo of the child washed ashore has really made me lose my faith on humanity.I feel as if all doors are closed to a sane and just world.I can feel the pain in you. Let us pray God to show us light and guide us to live in peace. Thanks for sharing.Much love. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2015

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