Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,496 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

The Height - Poem by Amitava Sur

The holy man when found that
Nothing was in his favor,
He quietly decided to carry his own cross...
The ruler thought he had avenged
And the followers gave him a God's fame

But the holy man was smiling within himself
Seeing the madness and stupidity, all at a time!

Before closing his eyes he just wished
"Forgive them, they not know what they do"
A height of kindness and wisdom on earth! !
Amitava(12.1.2016) 1-45 am

Topic(s) of this poem: wisdom

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

See I am not a so called Christian, I am a Hindu by birth only. I do not believe in inclination to any of these man made religions and maintaining a difference. My religion is Humanity. All those big prophets, Mohammed, Jesus, Buddha, Jain, Sri Chaitanno, lately Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekanda talked about that Humanity and love.I just cannot understand - why this disparity, enmity, cruelty and killings among these religions? ? ? Did we create religions for doing those mean acts only, forgetting universal love? ? ? Thanks.

Comments about The Height by Amitava Sur

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/17/2016 2:03:00 AM)

    We have to forgive each other for the peace of the earth. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/16/2016 1:10:00 AM)

    Also added it to my poem list, just love this one, Little One! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2016 1:08:00 AM)

    Tremendous and thought provoking poem, Amitava! You have asked the questions we've all been thinking! Absolutely breathtaking and sublimely profound! Knew you had it in you, Little One! Way to go! Really great poem and picture to match. Give you a 10 for both! Thank you for sharing, Amitava! Look forward to reading many more of your poems! I have missed your poetry! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016

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