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Updated on February 7, 2020
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.



They speak of heavens, tempt you with fine words,

Tell tales of Devil and Hell, will you believe and follow ?

They take you to big altars, and make your heart levitate,

Say life and world are insipid, will you believe and follow ?

Claiming truths of universe, offering salvation on a platter,

Dawn to dusk, they entice you, will you believe and follow ?

Immaculate are their clothing, holy dreams in their sleeves,

Steeped in rituals and texts, will you believe and follow ?

And a hedonic cries out,'' I pray to the end of the sky,

An awning over us gently held '', will you believe and follow ?

A vagabond taunts you hard, and enters into the temples,

Beseeches gods to come out, will you believe and follow ?

Savage and cruel to the core, refuses to read any book,

And calls the space his God, will you believe and follow ?

Peek into a poor man's eyes, and crinkles of all his rags,

They will lead you to worship, will you believe and follow ?

Friends ! all clean is not good, and all dirt does not make a devil,

Darkness defines the light well, will you believe and follow ?

© Harish Mamgain


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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      What an insightful and wise feedback on this poem ! teaches12345, what you have said is, in fact , the gist of faith and belief. Thanks for your kind visit to this hub and presenting such nice and thoughtful comments.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Interesting reflection on belief and faith. You painted vivid pictures with you words on the hypocrisy of mankind. Faith is something you aspire to over time and learn that it is what establishes your trust in yourself, God, and others.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Your feedback is so perfect that I don't feel any need to add further to it. Yes, the message of the poem is the same as you beautifully conveyed through your insightful and very kind words. John, at first, I was not eager to venture into this very delicate and sensitive subject but nothing serves to hold back our genuine feelings while living our lives, so I poured it out. Thank you for reading and commenting on it.

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      John Hansen 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great poem Harishprasad, it flowed wonderfully. Your message is also a good one. I think we all have to follow our hearts, and make up our own mind which messages portray the truth and which are trying to deceive us.

      I think faith is important but we must be open to free will and interpretation. I don't believe any religion is perfect because man always makes of the teaching what suits them, and power and money can also corrupt the message. We need to take responsibility for our beliefs. Voted up.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Nellieanna, you perceived the nerve of this poem. You are right, faith is all that matters and it must be cultivated with experience and ultimately wisdom dawns. Superficial things and rigid concepts are blind alleys. As always, it is a real pleasure to have a glimpse of your insight revealing in your comments so full of depth.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Eiddwen, so kind of you to have stopped by and commented so nicely on this hub. Thank you very much.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      I 'believe. . . ' with caution. So much 'belief' is simply decision and rigid determination to stick with it disguises as piety.

      'Faith', on the other hand, is open to experience and to wisdom. It is a living, breathing spirit. It needn't be rigid as though it were afraid that if it let down its armor and clamor, the 'believed' things would crumble - as they might, indeed..

      I truly love this work of yours!

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      7 years ago from Wales

      I truly believe and follow my own heart and thank you for sharing this wonderful poem.


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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Michelle, I'm glad that you stopped by and commented nicely on this hub. You are right, faith and belief are more delicate than glass and should be practiced/taught with utmost care and bereft of hypocrisy. Thank you very much.

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      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Harish, hypocrisy is what turns people off faith...well said.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Human predicament in the spiritual arena is such that we may compare it with situations in our life. Sometimes, it happens that we find ourselves in an alien land and enquire about our destination from so many strangers. From repeatedly doing this, we can reach the right place. At other times, we know the place very well and it is all so smooth and easy. There is another situation when a man well-acquainted with our place directly sends us there in time. Eric, I've tried to speak all that in this poem. I'm glad that you liked it and presented comments of appreciation. Thank you very much.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So kind of you to have visited this hub and offered your heartfelt comment. Jamie, thank you very much.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      As I read this for the 3rd time I saw myself giving thanks for free will. It lays out quite well the liturgical human need in us, and yet shows us the absolute need to look further into hearts, both ours and others.

      Truly a beautiful piece/peace of art. Many thanks.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      7 years ago from Reno NV

      I will believe and follow my own heart. Thank you for this well written poem. Jamie

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So pleasant to have received your comment first on this hub. Bill, Thanks for reading and appreciating the poem.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Fantastic images and excellent flow to this....and of course, the message is superb!


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