Walking down the streets ,
i stopped to see a girl
a girl with an extra hand ,
a hand that sees for her.
I walked beside her.
Smiling,I asked her
as to where did she wish to go
so that i can see for her?
The girl replied ,thanking me
saying it's God who brings
you people for us , I thank,
all those good hearts out here.
I smiled weakly saying,
"God is so special that He
surely will bless you all,
with a sight within you
that glows even in the dark" .
Conversation a while ,
she coneveyed the fact that
she was studying the ,
existence of our Golden past.
Her parents afar
she lived alone in this place,
living to keep her lamp ,
The lamp of knowledge
burning so bright ,
that will lighten up her visions
which lay hidden in the dark .
She then asked,
"Have you ever been to help someone like me ?"
I nodded ,yet taken aback
for there now was , that naked truth torn apart.
i know i have been good
but did i make a difference ?
did i do something great for them?
to feel so good ?
lost in my thoughts , i bade her good bye
as she reached her place
i turned to go ..
walking towards my destination ,
with my heart and soul thinking
did i ever make a difference.
Love and care , i did shower
but i really have many a miles to
go before i sleep that eternal sleep
This poem came across my mind , or rather this idea to pen this came across my mind after i had an experience today with a visually challenged young girl on the streets.
I was walking along Mylapore and i had to go to a place called "Warren road " .I started walking from Radhakrishnan salai(a street in Mylapore again) and was trying to hire an auto .
There was a girl walking in front who was visually challenged and was walking with the aid of her stick . i never noticed her and was just treading behind . She had to stop and walk ( I am sure you are aware of our "healthy" best roads!:( ).Then i noticed her "Challenge"( not a problem) .So assisted her till her point of destination (it was a bajji store:)) .She said she was pursuing her second year BA HISTORY ! from University , and she stayed in the hostel because her parents were at Trichy.
As i helped her she was thanking all the commom people who help her and she asked me "What have you done for people like me"?
I really wondered , was that someone making her ask ! * God Himself seemed to question !
I nodded yes i have then i thought did i really do anything much ?
Well by then she reached her point and then i started looking around for a way to reach Warrens road. As i saw an auto man , i asked him for the route and suddenly the customer in the auto a lady (of my mothers' age, pretty indeed) offered a lift since she was on her way to that place. I accepted and asked for the rate for sharing , She declined, nor did the auto man take and she bade me bye at my place smiling!
I thought , all my act of small kindness , It has been so beautifully returned .
I am NOT PROFESSING THAT DO GOOD ACTS EXPECTING A GOOD RETURN!! NEVER AT ALL. But what i wanted to throw light on is that every action is returned , every word of love we share , we will be loved more . So why are we selfish , hard and jealous etc.
We have to change - note We is just a term since it means those minds who are entangled in this viscious web of evil thoughts!
Thanks Have a great day ... ANd yes Bakrid wishes to all the people in the world and also wishing a Happy Christmas in advance.