Thursday 21 April 2022

Sai ~ The source of all my strength


As a kid I stood behind my mom

In the numerous prayers and Aartis she did 

I always felt a strong connect with praying 

And started very early believing in the ultimate power 

When I was sent to a boarding and in the nights got scared 

Mom taught me a mantra from Hanuman Chalisa 

Which I for the longest time believed 

Always kept me safe and made me fall sleep fearless 

Part of my education was in a Christian convent 

But my birth is in a nuclear Hindu Family

Taught me to embrace all cultures equally 

So I found praying in the church equally worthy 

Towards her end my mom was in a lot of stress 

So I prayed to my Lord to relieve her of it 

He instead took her away all at forty nine 

Hearing my prayer in the wrong way 

I sank thinking I was the cause of her untimely demise 

Nothing could comfort how my heart cried 

That’s when a very dear friend from my office 

Took me one evening to Sai’s Aarti in a nearby temple 

I still remember those moments Crystal clear 

When in Sai’s face I saw my mom

The Aarti had a magical therapeutic effect on me 

And since then I have known whom to look to for everything 

Yes, I am a staunch believer in Sai 

My mom lives in him 

He is the source of all my strength 

Though he tests me, but so far he has never let me down 

He is also my father whom I have always craved for

After our dad remarried and abandoned us 

When things don’t go my way and the situations are beyond adverse

I just close my eyes and chant His name 

He is my parents 

He is my best friend 

I go to his home in Shirdi as often as I can 

For I call it my Mykaa where all my pain end

I am his stubborn careless child 

Who may forget him at times 

But He ensures He keeps me lifted 

In all the toughest times 

I really wish to thank him today 

For all that he had done for me 

Though tested me a bit more than others 

But that’s perhaps the cost of being his favourite daughter 

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my seventh consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z as well as global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning raw pure uncensored emotions weaved as poetry. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how are you finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the previous 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 20192020, and 2021

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