Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Pebble

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The pebble had a strange glow
She watched it for a while
Why only she saw it she didn't know
But it did make her smile

It was her special pebble
Seemed it was for her alone
While her friends played with beads and bauble
She played with her little stone

She washed it very carefully
And offered it fresh flowers
She sweetly sang some melodies
She lovingly gazed at it for hours

It's a matter of how you view
And what you perceive
A stone is just a stone for few
Or God if you so believe

~x~


Written for Poetry Jam - Pebbles
Linking to: Poetry Pantry #226





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58 comments:

  1. A nice heart warming poem for the cherished things in life

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  2. nice...the jaunty rhythm to this contrasts its serious truth in how what we perceive the significance of all things...each little pebble is part of a much larger mountain...or a beach...or...so much more than just itself....

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    1. Thanks Brian. So well put, a pebble may look small but contributes hugely to making up the whole.

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  3. A stone as a best friend! What a lovely thought.

    www.keithsramblings.com

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    1. Thanks Keith. Children can perceive the Divine so much better than adults. We should learn from them.

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  4. It is all in what the little girl believes! She saw the beauty in the lowly stone which was perhaps overlooked by those who were impressed by showy baubles.

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    1. Perfectly put Mary. When we start to see the Divine in all things, our perception of life changes.

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  5. I like this little girl's view of the pebble and how this is a metaphor for life and the way we look at things.

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    1. Exactly right Gabriella. Everything hinges on how we view things.

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  6. It is all in the perception for sure. Beautiful photo as well. I enjoyed this.

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    1. Thanks Peggy. Glad you liked my poem.

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  7. I love the innocence in this and the power of seeing life through alternative eyes. This really works.

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    1. Thanks Alan. Faith can move mountains!

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  8. This is a lovely write. Took me back to childhood when treasures found took on a life of their own. Beautiful! :-)

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    1. Thanks Sara. As a kid I too collected pebbles and shells.

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  9. "A stone is just a stone for few / Or God if you so believe"...my favorite lines Suzy...so many people in our country looks at a pebble as a symbol God to enjoy a closer relationship with Him..faith is such a wonderful virtue......just imagine how the devotees worship a Shiva Linga...I really like how you take us from a tiny little object towards the Infinite...

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    1. Thanks Sumana. That is exactly what I was trying to portray in this and the Shiva Linga was my inspiration behind this poem. Om Namah Shivaya.

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  10. So true ...It all depends on what we believe , isn't it? Our perception..

    Random Thoughts Naba..Dear Central Incisors

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    1. Yes it does Naba. Faith is very powerful if combined with bhakti.

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  11. Sweet poem Suzy, thanks for sharing. By the way, if you wish, you can rhyme "melody" as in "a melody" or "the same melody" or the like with "carefully"...or perhaps you left it the way it is on purpose! ;) <3

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    1. Thanks Elly. Yep melody certainly rhymes with carefully and yes I purposely put it in the plural to show continuous devotion :)

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  12. Belief in anything can change our perception of reality. What better thing than an inanimate stone to prove that? Lovely poem, Suzy :)


    *Shailaja- Put Down that Tablet*

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    1. Thanks Shailaja. Glad you liked it.

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  13. So true Suzy and beautifully depicted!

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  14. wow!!! you write so excellently ... the ending just left me gaping at the words. I am in love with your thoughts and style of writing.

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. That's so sweet.

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  15. That's beautiful Suzy....our perception and perspective can determine so many things! Loved it!

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    1. Thanks Sanch. Life is all about perspective. Glad you liked it.

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  16. I found the most amazing pebble on the beach beside a Buddhist Centre when I went on a working "holiday" .... I still have it years later .....

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    1. Hi Lisa. Sometimes something just catches our eye and becomes special to us, Thanks for sharing a snippet of your life.

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  17. Beautiful !!

    Perception matters a lot, and could not disagree on this :)

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. Perception can truly change our world.

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  18. The truth taht you'll see enacted in almost every other street in India :). The last few lines capture it beautifully

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    1. Thanks Mina. Except that a lot do it in fear of misfortune. others to ask for something. Very few do it with true prema bhakti.

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  19. It is all a matter of perspective, is it not? One man's trash is another man's treasure. :)
    Wonderfully done, Suzy!

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  20. This is a very sweet poem. You wrote if from a good place... your heart.

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  21. Ahh,...divinity exists in everything...if only we open our eyes to see....

    Nice job, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Penny. So true. If only we would see

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  22. I think there are times you can feel God in a stone....Some how with that stone that speaks to me I want to hear its total history ..... only if stones could talk

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    1. Hi Artbyrae. Stones would truly have a lot to talk about!

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  23. Beautifully written! Things are as we perceive it to be, and well told by the poem.... :)

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  24. full of positvity and hope, our perspective matters

    Pebbles

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    1. Thanks Cifar. Enjoyed your poem too.

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  25. Always a wonderful and beautiful experience to visit.
    ZQ

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    1. Thanks ZQ for your lovely comment and glad you enjoy my poems.

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  26. Suzy, I adore this poem so much! I have been a lover of rocks for years, always have gobs of them about....and I so love your closing lines. This is magical and lifts the heart.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Glad you found my poem uplifting - made me happy.

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  27. Indeed, everything is just something very ordinary or everything if we chose to make it so. Lovely!

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