On Prayers

I sometimes wonder how people pray –

Do they kneel down in peace, in silence,
In silent rebellion, or with an intriguing penchant for perseverance?

Do they scream when in pain, in agony, in a never-ending search of answers for questions inexplicable,
Or do they sit down and discuss every tiny squabble?

Do they sing His glory when in jubilation?
And just curse to wreck, when in trepidation?

Do they fidget in anticipation?
Oh, do they make tiny little bargains for some soul satisfying exhilaration?

Do they find Him in the solace they seek, in the shoulder they cry on,
In the invisible strength they place their trust on?

I sometimes wonder how people pray –
I wonder if, it is an ever evolving equation,
Or if it’s simply, an extremely organic, personal conversation.


Author: Annapurani Vaidyanathan

I hoard books for a living. And read them too, when I am not sleeping. I express what I think, so my unheard feelings don't sink. I like to sing when I walk, to keep shades grey, at bay. I speak like a dork, but I don't want to drive anyone away. I write what's real, and nothing fake, so visit my blog whenever you need a break ;)

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