Life brings with a plethora of experiences, each with a flavour of its own. I wish to share with all my readers these various experiences and observations that I have made during my time here on this planet. They may be funny, thought-provoking or simple reflections. I do hope you will find these enjoyable and interesting.

Friday, 9 March 2012

"Thank God it was me"!

“Why me”, she cried. “Why me”?
Her child had just died
“What did I do”?
There was no reply.

Her father lay ill on the hospital bed
It was not long before they pronounced him dead
Of a disease much afeared
Life had once again taken away someone who was so dear

God, you made my father suffer, please spare my mom
Let no ill health near her come
God laughed, kept her mother in good physical health
But illness struck her mind, a person's greatest wealth

“Why me” she did not cry again
Although her heart was ridden with pain
“Why me” was something she could never know
So the best way out was to let it go

But it appeared life with her was not done
It seemed as if she always lost and life always won
Now ill health caused her to give up her job
She took it squarely on the chin with not so much as a sob

For one can cry, one can mourn
From grief one can be utterly torn
But life she realized must go on
A new woman had from her been born

She suddenly found she had a lot of time
She found words to express herself in prose as well as rhyme
She found time to look at the world around
New birds, glorious sunsets, life's meaning profound

Peace and happiness were now with her to stay
Let life hit out at her as hard as it may
Happiness she realized she did not have to run behind
All she had to do was to look within peace to find

“Thank God it was me”she happily cried
She'd never have realized no matter how hard she tried
Life had given her a million occasions
To understand its most important lessons

Life's vicissitudes bring a golden chance
To take at its real meaning a glance
Never despair when it gives you a blow
You'll learn your lessons no matter how slow

Thus you take a step on your spiritual path
As your raise yourself from the aftermath
Of a lesson taught by a teacher most stern
Who knows just what you need to learn


  1. Liked the verse. Your very positive attitude to life is almost enviable! You say 'Life's vicissitudes bring a golden chance/ To take at its real meaning a glance' but you know better than us how difficult and painful it is. Kudos!

  2. Very true Vivek. It is only in retrospect that we realize that and once we do, we are prepared to face anything that life throws at us with more courage and acceptance.

  3. As they say "No pain, no gain".

  4. Beautiful verses with layers of content graphically describing how one's destiny is in control of events and how there is no armor against fate. "Why me" has never found an acceptable logic except what is known perhaps only to the divine. Tragedies are like seven and half saturn astrologically, banal in impact but beneficial in terms of bringing to surface the hidden strengths to convert the negatives into positives. The message that the spiritual path is the prime mover of life has been very articulately expressed.

    1. Thanks a lot Sridhar. This phase of life has really given me the opportunity to discover a different side of my personality. It has made me aware of a strength I would never have suspected to have possessed.

      All I can say again is "Thank God it was me."