Friday, January 15, 2010

A child shall show the way

Walking on the steep hilly road,
With sweatdrops dripping
I almost gave up.
It was not of my choice
That I was on the road
So forbidding.
I had been politely ordered to walk
And walk, and walk.
The boss had underestimated my difficulty
In walking. It was not her fault;
She had no idea how different I am.
On the uphill climb, my little son came running to me,
Seeing me panting, and by seeing him so near me
Full of faith and natural joy,
I knew I could walk all the way.
As my son walked a few steps ahead of me,
I followed willingly, and with revived vigour.
My handicap no longer holding me back,
I remembered that years ago,
Someone had whispered to me,
"A child shall show the way."

6 comments:

SindhuBhairavi said...

Its nice to have u back Ayesha.. we missed you..

yes.. kids.. are the greatest source of energy and happiness.. their love.. is so true and powerful that it keeps us strong even during the difficult times..

take care..

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Sindhu,

Thanks a lot for your lovely words of encouragement.

Best wishes :)

Issam said...

So much power in a child or shall I say such is the bond between a mother and child :)

A New Beginning said...

Lovely:) I believe kids have this invisible strength that they grant anyone they come across :)Thanks for the beautiful poem!!

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thank you very much Sana and Issam.
Yes, sometimes God manifests Himself through human love and motivation.

Whirlwind said...

Amazing and awe inspiring.