Durga Ma: My Celestial Mother

Anoucheka turns her gaze inwards and seeks answers from Durga of how she would fulfil her promises in this world of false pleasures. Here’s a poem for the Durga Puja special feature, in Different Truths.

In this world, full of false pleasures
Questions rise up in me
What am I?
Who am I?
Why do I be?
What is my aim here?
From where did I come from?
And to where am I destined?

Whichever be the answers the seers of sooth do give to me
I choose to believe that little voice which knocks on my heart
You are a child of the Universe it says
A child of this Earth
A sparkling particle from the stars
A bout of the mystery of the comets
A piece of the amalgamation of an eclipse
A piece of the show of the mysterious and the mystical
Live your due and remember your essence
Live your due and bear in mind
That Durga Ma is your Mother
That She is the One from whom Existence is generated
That from Her the Supreme Ones did emerge
That She sustains the balance of the cosmos
That She is the power behind your strength
Behind your will, behind your success
And even behind your failures

Yes, I do know that my real essence is mystery
It is called by some as a soul
It is said to be made in the image of our Lord
I know, indeed
That I come from somewhere else
I know, indeed
That I shall return to it someday

Meanwhile, here comes the time to shine
I shall pay my respects to this power
May the anger that my Divine Mother holds for me be calmed
May She allow me to rise above this world
And the Hellish Ones
May I be graced with Her presence
Someday, sometime
In her own world
When I shall complete my duty here
In this world made of false pleasures!

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Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a primary school educator in Mauritius.She writes poems and short stories on a wide range of subjects.She publishes regularly on online poetry sites and manages her own poetry blog.She has published a collection of poems in print, in her country, titled “Awakened Fancies.”
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