Saturday, 27 June 2009

The Greatest Armour

I have not had the muse to write, for quite a while now and so I pulled this one out of my archive,to post something here.It had been long.
This poem was the result of my attempt at writing epic poetry.

I tell you a tale,
a tale very old,
of a man , of faith personified,
for whom God was life ,God food & God gold.

His faith was parallel to none,
he remembered Him day & night,
& He took care of his every problem,
empowered him to overcome his every fright.

He was the king of the kings,
studded with gems & with gold,
he loved the children,
& respected the old.

He had thousands of elephants,
& miles of earth,
for he was the favourite of The Greatest,
for he in His heart had a special berth.

His palace was majestic, room heaven,
he slept on red royal bed,
over violet velvet,
with a red canopy overhead.

He had gorgeous gardens,
with towering pines & smiling flowers,
where he laid brick by brick,
a special bridge to connect him to Him for hours.

He ate with a silver spoon,
in silver dishes,
had milk & butter for breakfast,
& for dinner, he munched exotic fishes.

He had servants to comfort him,
when he was tired,
by every member of the town
he was admired.

All was well,
until intervened the devil,
& started a war,
a war twixt good & evil.

“Why’ve you made that man so happy?”
he asked God.
“He worships me with full dedication!”
came the answer from the Lord.

The devil continued,
“He worships you because he has no problem ,no tension,
had he been suffering ,
he would have paid you no attention!”

God smiling at his ignorance,
Agreed to take his favourite’s test,
Snatched all his wealth ,health,
his calm & his rest.

All was gone,
his seven sons killed,
gone was his red cozy bed,
was sitting outside..bones chilled.

He had no food to eat,
gone were the days of mutton,of meat,
gone were those exotic dishes,
he didn’t have a single grain of wheat!

The golden king,
was now a beggar,
down and crushed,
crushed under the devil’s hammer.

Robes and silks apart,
he had no cotton to cover himself,
but still had a fantastic faith ,
in God & in self!

His face was sick & pale,
eyes blood red,
“But when God has tried me,
I shall come forth as gold”, he said.

He said God gave everything ,
& had taken away all,
He didn’t fall to the tower of problems,
so challenging, so tall.

He was sure of finding a way,
after wandering in the dense wood ,
he believed that He will have the last word,
& that will be good.

God returned him everything he once had,
& the devil’s high headed arrogance grazed,
good & faith won over the bad,
the devil went back spellbound, amazed.

P.S : If you slept midway through this one, do let me know. I'd have to add you to the glorious hit list :)


sujata said...

That was beautiful. Good to read something on your blog after quite sometime.

AD said...

this was a beautiful read Sharad!
absolutely breath taking!

Nikki said...

Whoa! Very well written!

Sharad Sharma said...

Thanks so much for the read :)

shruti said...

That was a great read..
but i was left wondering-"does something like this happen in real life?" Once all your riches are gone, it's very difficult to reach that state again. No matter how much u pray to God.
It's quite ironic!

Sharad Sharma said...

Thanks Shruti.
Rags to riches is a common phenomenon and so I think Riches->Rags->Riches would be possible too,even if not as common :)

In this poem,that portrayal was intended to be symbolic of problems-prosperity circle.

genie said...

gud one sharad.....:)hmm, i did sleep in between thou..he am I in your hitlist..??

Deepika Gupta said...

Lovely poem yaar.... :)
very interesting :)

Megha Gupta said...

that was interesting.....bahut time baad koi story padhi hai.....reminded me of the school days...

good one....
:) :)

Samir Maggo said...

Nice poem..and yes I did sleep through :) but well done!!!

an000sha said...

very well written ...
ur imagination was royal ,real and true!!

Simply Surbhi ! said...

wow sharad! that was truly an excellent piece..keep it going :)

Ramanender Singh said...

really nice one

AMIT said...

Very well written.

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