Saturday, December 17, 2011

CLAY FEET AND COTTON SOUL




Fear is not true… it is a lie.”


Well, I have heard the Wise-men say…

And, often, playing a Wise-man’s role,

I have said so, myself!


Now, is Fear really a lie?


This morning, I left home,

Feeling that lack, all over again…

Maybe, it had something to do

With those two scary dreams

I dreamt last night…

Maybe, someone somewhere

Had stopped praying for my well-being…

I do not know…

But, I did leave my home

Feeling a bit scared…

Like a little child leaving for school…

Yes, on ‘some days’!


Does Night exist?


The night which brought me scary dreams

Is a lie - the Wise-men say…

They say – it is only the absence of light!

“Oh! Yes, yes, you are perfectly right…”

I say without even blinking.

The same feeling I get

Whenever these Wise-men say,

“Boy, the Fear is not there…

It is only the absence of Faith…

Absence of Trust!”


But then, this morning,

I began to doubt this wisdom … for a while…

“Fear is there… It exists,” I began to argue.


Then, I came here and wrote…

“Fear is not true… It is a lie,

Last night…”


The last night is gone…

The morning is just about to go…

There will be a young Sun to guide me through the day…

The young hopes…

The young souls...

The young dreams…

The young resolves.


I am a human…

I think, I need this wisdom above all other;

Yes, the Wise-men who said what they did

Couldn’t have said that

Without their clay feet and cotton souls…


I am a bit scared today…

It doesn’t change the truth:

The truth that Light exists and the Night comes only when the light goes…

And, Fear comes only when my Trust shakes!


I have just come an hour far

From that early-morning cloud of darkness…

I am already through…

Into this new land of sunshine…

I am, once again, basking

Under the young Sun… of Truth!






GERALD D'CUNHA


THANKS:

The brilliant images used in this Post are by Ashok Ahuja. He is a professional Photographer and a very dear friend of mine. He is also one of the founder members of The Dawn Club, and, along with his gifted-artist wife, Sudha, has been helping me, and the Club, right from its inception.


4 comments:

AJAY TANDON said...

NOW, YOU REASSURE ME ABOUT THE OLD SAYING:

"Fear is our most loyal companion!"

Thanks, very reassuring!

...Ajay

Gerald D'Cunha said...

True Ajay..."Fear is our very, very loyal companion."

And, u know what: The Holy Books say!

Thanks,

Love, GERRY

VINITA DASANI said...

Very moving. Feel like reading again and again.

...VINITA

Gerald D'Cunha said...

Thank u Vinita...

Pl read again and again...

Feelings often are our right indicators!

Love, GERRY