In search of God
Translated from Tamil prose by
(This very interesting write up was posted by Balamurugan R Ramalingam in the face book .My acknowledgements to him)
One little young boy , wanting to see God,
Thinking that God may be far , far away,
Took a small bottle of water and some food,
And started to walk towards no where.
After some time the little sweet one ,
Got tired and entered and sat a park with lot of shade ,
And there he saw an old woman watching ,
Doves eating , but wetting her lips with her toungue,
The boy went near the old lady and made her sip,
Some water from the bottle of water that he has brought,
And the old lady smiled and the little one ,
Had never seen a pretty smile like that before.
He wanted to see the smile again , and ,
Opened his food packet and went near her,
And little by little made that very old woman,
Eat all that he had and she again smiled.
The Boy with exuberant joy and face ,
Full of happiness went back home ,
And his Mummy asked , “Why this joy?”
And he said, “I fed the God and he smiled.”
The old woman went back to her house ,
With her wrinkled face shining in joy ,
And her daughter asked, “Why this joy”
And she said , “God fed me but he is too young.”
Try to smile at strangers in need,
Tell consoling words , try your best,
By offering little of what they need ,
And you both would see God in yourselves.