Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Agnostic, Are We To Be?


Where are you? We ask; has the time gone
for you to undo what has gone wrong?
Good times, blessed ways, those days no more exist;
why did you pay no heed to our calls for a tryst?
Where were you when time was not right?
When the sound of your name made people fight.
Pleas it went up in smoke and as water
Our belief in you, not once did it falter.
Prayers we made to call upon you.
Attempts were plenty, results why few?
Why did you turn a deaf ear, a blind eye?
Was enough not said; not enough did we try?
Where were you when children cried?
When our faith was being tested and tried?
Why did you let evil reign supreme
in a world with people who did believe
in you and your prowess and your deeds
of love and miracle? Why weren’t we freed
from the deplorable darkness of their sins?
Now buried deep down, our faith, it shins.
Unanswered our questions, uncertain our creed;
Unwilling we bend to their unreasonable need.
Unfathomed our trust, unearthed our fears;
Unhappy us in our worlds ugly contours.
We waited to hear your voice for days,
But your silence it loomed and so it remains.
Are we to stop hoping for the good?
Are we to stop believing in you?
Are we to accept the evil of the times?
Are we to succumb to the gross of crimes?
Or is there a day that you’ll come for us
believers amidst the cruel, dirt and dust?
Is there a day as our forefathers dreamed?
At your hands will our fates be redeemed?
Will there be a day when our words shall be stowed
away, for a new sun rise, with our faith in you, restored?



photo courtesy: nick catling, jkburtram

41 comments:

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Very well penned!Hope He is listening and answers this plea.

Beautiful poem dear :)

ANWESA said...

He listens,acts in such a way that ur simply spellbound!luvd ur poem..

Yuppie said...

John Milton, On his blindness: They also serve those who stand and wait.

Probably inspired from that ?

If you havent heard ask arvind. he knows what i'm talking about. we grew up with that poem.

Trinaa said...

beauuuuuuuuuuutiful....very touching n sweet!! :)

RiverSoul said...

A touching and heart felt cry into the heavens.
Its high time someone up there answered.
That is, if someone really is hiding beyond the clouds.

I'm an agnostic by choice.
Bcoz i felt, that if there really was a god up there, he wouldn't have let the millions of innocent children, men and women, die the horrible Way they did under hitler's regime, during and after world war 2.
It broke my faith, when i read the diary of Anne Frank. Now, i'm just waiting for Him to show Himself.
Sigh. . . . But something tells me that this is going to be a long wait.
Gr8 work, dear.
Powerfull and beyond compare.

Divya said...

@ sameera
thank you :)
yes i hope so too. am a believer. but sometimes, i can't help wondering...

Divya said...

@ anwesa

true! guess we have to wait a little longer.

thank you :)

Divya said...

@ trinaa

thanks bachi :)

Divya said...

@ yuppie

nope.. haven't heard of it. will google it now.
inspiration was just a passing comment by my mother one day when we were watching a report on a news channel about the Jammu hostage crisis. 'wonder what God is doing, watching all this from above?'

and she did happen to mention His incarnation and how Kalki wasn't doing anything, if it all were true.. etc etc but thats another issue!

Vinay said...

yeah , i agree with sami...!! :)
beautiful poem dear...!!

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Divya said...

@ riversoul

hmmm... i can't argue with that Sid but i am not agnostic yet. i truly believe in the Almighty, although sometimes it is hard to. day by day you hear of more and more deaths of innocent people, especially kids who are either victims of communal violence or a natural calamity or otherwise. and i don't know if it's just me who thinks so but isn't there a sudden surge in mass deaths? earthquakes, tsunami, bomb blasts, stampedes.. so many incidents! makes one wonder if He does exist and if he does, then why the delay to do some something; especially to cleanse the world from all evil.. then again, maybe it's a sign!

Think Tank said...

yes ...why?u put it much better than me

Divya said...

@ vinay

thanks vinay!

oh cool.. thankoo :D
will visit very soon!

Divya said...

@ think tank
why why? indeed!

the message is the same after all.. just that the way we chose to convey it is different... i had liked your post as well... pictures convey so much!

Bhai with Chai said...

Divs you scared me. What a pic was that.. pehli waali! *uneasy*

Ek toh waise hi I'm in this endless thinking-loop, you gave me another feeder to think on! You've put it all so well.. but don't let the faith waiver.. sachchi.

The second pic was a relief.
Believe you me, sooner or later, things work out and it all makes sense.

(ye main bol ri hun.. hadh ho gayi!! meri last post is so anti this.. lol.. am going mad!)

good work :)

Divya said...

yes! purpose served! :P

yeah well... quite a thought to ponder on ain't it? but then it has been around for quite sometime now..
and yep.. hum dono similar situations mein i guess! things will work out.. hope so :(

Vinz aka Vinu said...

intense post, girl..
Am not religious…
I had gone to temples, churches and once even in a mosque.
Never felt worshipping the idols over there…!!

Am not an atheist and my orkut profile reads I am agnostic….
But I don’t know…
I feel like giving up on these beliefs…

~~Are we to stop hoping for the good
Are we to stop believing in you
Are we to accept the evil of times?
Are we to succumb to the gross of crimes?~~

Oh, those questions bombards me everytime..!!

Swati said...

die and give me the diary!!!! :D

need i say more?? :)

Toonfactory said...

Brilliantly written post...very touching...

Divya said...

hmmm... i don't think it's time to give up yet and i've always believed that God always will make his presence felt one day to everyone.

Divya said...

@ swati

lol..! gadhi!

Divya said...

@ toonfactory

thank you :)

d gypsy! said...

touching and well written..

the fotu is moving...darn :(

gunj said...

wow dat was nice! i spcly loved d picture with d poem!:)

Sarath said...

very intense & heartfelt poem. Read it again to understand fully.
In short, wonderful

Divya said...

@ d gypsy

thank you... as long as my thoughts are well conveyed!

Divya said...

@ gunj

thank you babe...
yes, i couldn't have asked for a more apt pic.

Divya said...

@ sarath

really??? thanks!!

Rohit Tripathi said...

the pics says all...

nice poem ..really nice

New Post :
I don’t want to love you… but I do....

Chaggoholic.... said...

Great prayer
To a deaf ear.
Hope he listens this time....

By the way a new one posted by me.Check it out .Wud be fun...

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Red Eyes said...

Anything along the lines of the agnostic is interesting to me.

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

SUPERB...!!! clap clap clap...!!!

n de GOD stuff...hmmm...will b bak soon 2 comment on dat...!!! onam na...got work he he..!!!

Divya said...

@ rohit
thanks!

Divya said...

@ chaggoholic

thank you.. i sure hope He does!
will check very soon :)

Divya said...

@ red eyes

hmmm... ok!

Divya said...

@ nithin

thank you :D

yes yes.. i can imagine.. i'm busy preparing for the festivities too :D

Tushki said...

holy moses! thats a wonderful poem! aapne mere dimaag se kyun churaya??!!

Divya said...

haha thanks!!! beware the excellence of a powerful legilimens ;) :P

Kartz said...

*applauds heartily*

Kudos... That was from the top draw! B'rollin' you. Hope you won't mind...

Divya said...

thank you thank you :D

sure!!.. why wud i mind??!