“A tête-à-tête with Almighty”
Enough, enough, enough,
I had enough of everything!
I want to quit,
I decide to quit!
Quit on my job,
Quit on my relationship,
Quit on my spirituality!
Quit on my life too!
A voice said.
“That’s not good, your mind needs Food!”
“Food? You’re making my fool, and that’s not good.”
“Go to woods, with a reason good!”
The Voice said again.
With mood not so good,
an intention to brood, I went to the woods.
Just to tête-à-tête with Almighty Good.
“God”, I said. “Give me a reason good, why not to quit?”
“Dear child, Look around!”,
“Look at the fern and
Look at the bamboo.”
“Yeah , what’s so good about it?” I was rude…!
“ I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,
and took good care which both them needs.
I gave them light, and I gave them water.
I gave them air to breath, and kept away the weeds!
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
And its brilliant green covered the floor!
Nothing came from the bamboo seed….. 😦
Yet I did not quit, quite on the bamboo even a bit!
In the year second,
Fern grew like a legend!
Luscious Lovely green,
Vibrant and plentiful , I mean!
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
Yet, I did not quit on the bamboo seed!
“In the year three, still nothing of the bamboo tree!
But, I would not quit.
In the year four, nothing that the bamboo seed bore!
But, “I would not quit.”
Then in the year five,
A tiny sprout from the earth emerged live!
Compared to the fern, magnificent,
It was seemingly small and insignificant!
But just six months later,
surely did the bamboo rose greater!
Over hundred feet taller and stronger!
After spending five years, just growing the roots!
The roots, which gave it strength and support!
Then, God said to me.
“You must know this, my child innocent,
Just do not lose your patience,
All that time, that you have been struggling,
Actually, I have been gardening!!!!
So that your roots grow stronger. ”
Just know this, my child,
Never will I grant a bundle , which could not be handled !”
“Nor did I quit on the bamboo, Neither will I, quit on you!
Never compare yourself to others,
everyone comes with a different purpose!
The bamboo has a different purpose than the fern,
Yet, both of them are worthy and earns!”
“Your time shall come, you shall rise high!”
Rise high? How high?” Sighed I.
“As high as you can!” Almighty smiled!
“Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
Thus, I left the woods, bringing back this story.
To give my creator Lord his Glory!
I hope these words help you,
Just to know, Almighty God will never give up on you!
Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness;
Bad days give you experiences;
Both are essential to life.
Happiness keeps you Sweet!
Trials keep you Strong!!
Sorrows keep you Human!
Failures keep you Humble!!
Success keeps You Glowing!
And, God keeps You Going!!
Paru Krishnaknt “Piyuni”