Sacrifice

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    1. Thank you for liking the story. Yes, it is partially true….what i had decided to give up was not sweets but meat. Thankfully, my prayers were answered and he has recovered now. It’s been 5 years now but the incident actually happened the way i have described it here. I was attending a conference in Goa and was in teh middle of my lunch when i received this message on my mobile. On the spur of the moment, I prayed and decided to give up in the hope that I could pack some punch in my prayers. 🙂

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  1. My grandmother was a big believer in this kind of sacrifice–although, she called it “a promise”. For instance, since I was born seriously ill, she promised the Universe that neither her nor I would never cut our hair until I was 13 years old. I still remember her chanting and dancing on the day my 13th birthday came. I never heard the actual words, that was between her and the Universe, but I remember feeling the energy of it all… and feeling rather grateful and hopeful for what she did for me.

    I really like the realistic tone of your poem, how it suggests that belief doesn’t have to take super elaborate rituals. In fact, the strongest of gestures and offerings might be those that arise out of need, and in the moment.

    Again, welcome to Poets and Storytellers United. I hope you enjoy that others share. And I hope to see you there again. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for putting across the essence of the poem so beautifully. I guess it is the sincereity in the sacrifice ( or promise) that probably moves the Supreme power. In any case, we do not have the power to grasp the logic behind His actions; can only make an earnest appeal from the bottom of our heart. I will certainly read the other posts and I look forward to posting more in the group in future. Thanks once again. 😊🙏

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    1. Thank you for your message. Yes….at that point in time, I thought that was probably the only way I could reach out to the Supreme with my prayers. Thank God he survived…it was quite a bad scene judging from what he told me later on. 🙂

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