Give Me Strength…

 

I wrote this poem at 4:30 early morning today. I had just slid into the bed to sleep and these words just came to me and I had to get up, open my writing pad and pen down the poem. I just went on writing not even knowing where to start a new paragraph. I hope you all like the poem. It is Straight from my heart.

 

Give me strength O Lord,
To fulfil each dream -
Of those little expectant eyes ...
That look at me.
The eyes, I wish never fill with tears.
I would strive hard to see to that.
Every effort would be made -
To make that little face smile.
The face, which makes me smile each morning...
As I look at her -
Sleeping peacefully in my embrace,
her tiny hand resting on my waist.
The one, who gives me a feeling of completeness,
gives a meaning to my life -
For all that is and all that can be.

Give me strength O Lord,
To be a mother to her, who knows me as one.
She might have belonged to someone else,
Conceived in another womb -
From someone else's seed.
But, she is mine to hold now,
Mine to care and love.
Because, every morning and every night -
I see myself in her eyes...
The sparkling gems that make me -
The richest woman in the world!
Yes, she is mine to hold,
To care and love.


So, give me strength O Lord,
To hold her and, love her as my own -
With much confidence, pride and faith -
That I can be good mother to her and
She would someday proudly say -
"I am hers - to hold, care and love ...
And, she is mine!"

Comments

  1. wow..I have no words..beautiful..you kind of said a story in that verse

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  2. Wonderful poem ... loving and strong.  Simply awesome!

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  3. Lovely poem, Arti :)

    To think of it adoption needs strength...a senior advocate known to me has a head load of cases, when they failed....

    ...not all partners too are in equal agreement when it comes to an adopted child, which makes it all the more difficult....

    May God give you the strength Arti (If you are planning for one -- I write often about my life -- thats why my comments taking them as real..if its fictional laugh it off! haha :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  4. Thank you, Rahul.
    This poem now enters the list of my personal favorites.


    GBU
    Arti

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  5. Thank you, Harshita.


    GBU
    Arti

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  6. Thank you, Ritu!

    It's straight from my heart :)



    GBU
    Arti

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  7. Very thoughtful.... Good work!!!!

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  8. Thank you, Abhay


    GBU
    Arti

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  9. Unacknowledged comment among acknolwedged comments do suggest me that you don't like my comment here, Arti


    If I am wrong, and you have a different reason...feel free to tell me :)


    so best wishes,

    God bless,
    devika

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  10. Very thoughtful of you. A wonderful poem.

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  11. Thank you, Venus.
    As you know, it is straight from my heart.
    Do you remember my other poem "Innocent Eyes" and what I mentioned in that post?



    GBU
    Arti

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  12. Yes, Devika ...

    This post is fictional :)
    I have not yet adopted a girl child, might do that in future. Everything will be taken care of, I know.


    GBU
    Arti
    P.S. I am single

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  13. I am sorry for what has happened here.
    I would like to clear the misunderstanding ...
    When you posted the comment, you must have seen the regular blogger comment form, right? It means the JS-Kit commenting form I use on blog was not loaded, hence your comment did not show up.

    I have no reason to not acknowledge your comment here. I know this is the second time it has happened to you but you failed to see that I had imported the comment for you because I got the notification.
    Please do check the post: Hidden Journal for the same.


    GBU
    Arti

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  14. Hi Arti,

    This poem is very moving!

    It is good to see your blog full of intelligent, thought provoking poetry. You have been busy!

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  15. Thank you, Aurora.
    I am glad you liked the poem...
    This poem is close to my heart and is one of my personal favorites. Or should I say ... tops my personal favorites!

    Thank you once again :)
    GBU
    Arti

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  16. very thoughtfull n kind hearted.. just like the poettess..!!! nice poem.!

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  17. Thanks, Priyanka  :-D
    Glad you liked the poem, this one is so close to my heart ...


    GBU
    Arti

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