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Surfer's poem: The gift of insight

I have a gift for you! It is hidden within my silences, cached like a secret note, within my quiet... writes Renu Khandelwal.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 13:37 IST

I have a gift for you!
It is hidden within my silences
Cached like a secret note
Within my quiet journey
And the baring of our souls
To God.

You who have experienced
The lightening bolt shock
Have singed air
From a sunshine day;

Receiving the awesome news
That He had plans
To take me back
Within his fold.

You who now realise
That the greatest falls
Are naught but springboards?
For the highest ascensions;

You have lived through
The earth crumbling beneath your feet,
Falling into chasms
Yet so courageous and strong.

To have held my hand
Leading me with you,
Carried upon a loving spirit's
Wings of love.

Slowly …
Oh, so slowly! …
To have climbed you're way with me
Out of this … the Greatest Challenge.

To discover a cherishing of souls,
Of life,
Of light,
Of love;

And with a prayer transcending
The trying mystery of reasons
Certain souls are chosen
To pass through such trials,

Gave thanks! -
For the opening of hearts
Which could not have been
Opened any wider

In there divine preparation
To pass through gates
Of what for me now is heaven
And you … earthly sacredness.

Yes, it is indeed you!
- Died and reborn -
Reborn in light!
Through all other adversity -
Who has The Gift of Insight!

Renu Khandelwal
Rotary Public School, Gurgaon

First Published: Jun 06, 2006 14:54 IST

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