Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Flower Was Offered To Me


This poem is written from the viewpoint of the Goddess who has received an offering from a young child, a flower placed at the feet of Her idol in the temple. 

A flower was offered to me
With folded hands she stood there
A little child but barely three
Eyes shut in sincere prayer

She spoke such simple words
Her heart so full of faith
The plea in love I heard
To change someone's fate

Though destiny has a different path
How could I break her soul
Compassion filled my heavy heart
While the young one did extol

What is inevitably written 
Even Goddess cannot change
But perhaps grant a short reprieve 
Within Divinity's allowed range

I took the flower in my hands
And blessings did bestow
I broke those firm destiny bands
And altered that life's flow.

~x~


I believe that what is destined is inevitable, but I also hope that God and Goddess can grant us a reprieve, a slight change in our path if we ask with sincerity, with no agenda, with love and faith and with the innocence of a child.

Written for:
Poet's United Midweek Motif Sumana's prompt "A flower was offered to me". I missed the linkup but loved the prompt so wrote on it anyway.

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35 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift you get if you just can accept it.

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    1. So true. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. love the divine voice that hears words of faith and innocence...

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    1. Thanks Sumana. If only we could emulate the innocence and purity of children.

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  3. A beautiful poem - destiny and life is a mixed blessing - i agree i think our paths are probably set out long before we even become and whilst we can't change that i hope we can make it as good as we can

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    1. Thanks Jae. It is the journey that matters not the destination. So yes, let's make it a good journey.

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  4. Nothing is more uncharitable than to refuse a gift.

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    1. So True Old Egg and yet so often we say "You shouldn't have"

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  5. There is truth here, Suzy. I do think destiny can be altered just a bit by the asking of a faithful servant! Love the composition of your poem - its message, its rhyme.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I do believe that if we ask with true sincerity, our prayers are answered.

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  6. The question of destiny, is it per-determined or do we have the ability to alter the state of our journey? I believe we are given free will what we do with that will is up to us. We travel many roads and sometimes there is a pivotal crossroad that determines destiny. Just my thoughts..

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    1. Thanks Truedessa. I believe that destiny is predetermined that's why it is called destiny. But we have the free will to choose our own path towards it. If we could change destiny then we would conquer death and gain immortality in human form.

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  7. Well done!An excellent message.
    ZQ

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  8. Such a wonderful first line, and I love what you've done with it. We can break certain bonds, if we wish, and try.

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    1. Thanks Matthew. True our free will determines what we do with life.

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  9. I can see that beautiful little girl-blossom.......so glad you took the opportunity to "change someone's fate".

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I would hope that the Goddess within all of us would show her compassionate side

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  10. Great words. Loved your post very much!!!

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    1. Thanks Vasantha. Glad you liked it.

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  11. A simple and beautiful poem. The Hindu mythology has many stories which tell the same. An innocent and soulful prayer can ease our paths of difficulties.

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    1. Thanks Anamika. Without that belief life would be really difficult. Faith and hope help us keep our sanity when life is hard.

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  12. A simple and beautiful poem. The Hindu mythology has many stories which tell the same. An innocent and soulful prayer can ease our paths of difficulties.

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  13. Such a beautiful thought. True, prayers have power!!

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  14. Even the Gods cannot deny the pleas of the innocent. Strange how we humans can shut them out though.

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    1. So true Corinne. We have lost our compassion for a fellow human being in need. Let's hope the compassionate Goddess within all of us surfaces.

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  15. This was beautiful, Suzy, and a very interesting POV. :) I too like to that Gods can grant us a reprieve - keeps hope alive. :)

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  16. Thank you Suzy! These past few weeks we commemorate the suffering of God when His Son Jesus is going to be crucified by the choice of humanity.Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday. All children decorated a small cross with sweets and a roll of bread in the top of it.
    May God bless this world of ours, of you and me and all good people on Earth.

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  17. Aha! the power of prayers!
    May your wishes come true, Suzy.
    xoxo

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  18. A beautiful poem, Suzy! Thank you.

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