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Monday, March 19, 2007

Beggar or Prince?

Beggar or Prince?
I walk the littered and unswept streets of home
Every step I take in my silence amidst the drone
A face of joy, a face of weeping sorrow
Where will the bread come from the morrow?
The beggar free from attachments and worldly ways
Freedom is his whole life a lonely soul that strays
Amongst the men of rich and opulent suits
Adorned with garbage, money their tasteless fruits
The drunk intoxicated lost days of illusions
Sailing on a sea of empty bottles with no conclusions
The man with a drug filled syringe shooting highs
Whilst his inner soul glances, weeps and cries
He is a lost and lonely soul that roams the land
Reaching out for the highest spiritual helping hand
Not really knowing what is within that is so profound
A past memory hidden patiently waiting to be found
We are all roses in this great world of tormented and twisted thorns
Respect for all our brothers and sisters that are here to be reborn
Let us remember that we do not know who the beggar is
Beneath the pain, he is the prince and Heaven is his.

“When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar, you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog. You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you to have a part in his hunger.”
Giovanni Guareschi quote
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God. Mother Teresa
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen. Mother Teresa
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. Mother Teresa
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. Mother Teresa
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. Mother Teresa

Arthas Destiny ~ Loreena McKennitt

Dedicated to Master S.


Carol said...

A inspiring post...and I love the words of Mother Teresa..

Thankyou for your well wishes , they are much appreciated..

gautami tripathy said...

Another thinking post...

Janice Thomson said...

"It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us." How sad and true.
An evocative poem written the way only you can write it...thank you Trinitystar.

Kai C. said...

this is beautiful.

now i'm gonna write something like that but it is going to be a romantic one

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This is a powerful poem!

"Angeldust" said...

A very vivid, touching composition, expression - a wonderfully compassionate vision of the reality that is all around us...

Love, and joy to you and,
all the princes and princesses of out world

Anonymous said...

thats really a brave and beautiful poem!

polona said...

beautiful and thought-provoking...

QUASAR9 said...

Trinity, read it and it flowed
read it afain like a song ...

"Respect for all our brothers and sisters that are here to be reborn
Let us remember that we do not know who the beggar is
Beneath the pain, he is the prince and Heaven is his."

Funny, how there are those who want heaven here, funny there are those who think heaven is only theirs ... and would presume to keep others out.

The door is open to all, only one can 'exclude' or banish oneself - that is the fall.

We are either all reaching for the same place lifting people up to heaven, or dragging others down. Then shall we not alsp be thrown down and downtrodden on the ground.

Rob said...

The poem is very powerful. I like the last four lines in particular.
Of course we are all beggars in this world: it is through humility that we receive blessings.

magiceye said...

freedom, love, spiritual.... all eternal longings to define wealth..
beautifully delineated indeed!

hugs for you

trinitystar said...

Rob, So true what you say.

Sufi message:

Rather than wanting to master others, therefore, let us start by working on ourselves. Let us stop wondering what others could do for us, but rather ask ourselves what we could do for others. What could we really do for others? This question is already answered when we realize that the first effort to be made is to vanquish our own shortcomings, doubts, fears and worries, and to put into practice the basic principles of love, harmony and beauty, accommodating these to all circumstances.

trinitystar said...


Thank you for your thoughts. :o)

trinitystar said...

Thank you for all your comments it is such a great honour to have you all visit.