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Asking God…

I asked God to take away my pain,
God said, No. It is not for me to take away,
But for you to give up.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a
By-product of tribulations,
It isn’t granted, it is earned.
I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No. I give you blessings.
Happiness is up to you.
I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No. Suffering draws you,
Apart from worldly cares and brings,
You closer to me.
I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No. You must grow on your own,
But I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked for all things that,
I might enjoy life.
God said, No. I will give you life,
So that you might enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me LOVE others,
As much as He loves me.
God said…Ahhhh,
Finally you have the idea…

© 2012 Pimmi Nag

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