do you pray with mind or heart?
do you bow your head or bow your soul
do you drape a scarf, wear your Sunday best or adorn a skull cap?
does it matter?
what does your praying voice ask for?
what does your prayer music thank for?
what does your prayer book say to you?
do you think about it?
when did you last feel ecstatic in His will?
when did you nourish good by words not deeds?
when did you last love like a sacred salutation?
will you try?
where did you stand when you gaze upwards?
where do you go when you need answers?
where do you find yourself dancing in abandon?
could you search?
why did you turn away your devrish?
why did you give names and bookmark humans?
why did you draw lines that cut over the pages of life?
can you pause?
Today, you awake frightened, startled
and sleep afraid, cautious
today, you question good in others
and are suspicious of your own
today, you hide scars
and defend vulnerabilities
What if tomorrow?
you make an effort to unlock the cages?
and let the tears run free?
One thought on “prayer is in the details”
Let this poem serve as a light for the hypocrites . Let rigidiies of castes,creeds and religions melt
A poem which is most relevant in the turbulent times of divisive politics in india today
Excellent in theme ,expression and intensity of emotions