111 posts
  • loftydreams101 19w

    A War Outside and a Wilderness Within

    Daydreams turn to dust
    And float away
    From the arms of a recluse
    Sleeping, through the ire of his brother’s storm
    He lunges for the ether
    From the ledge of his mind
    Pursuing past wonders
    As the waterline rises
    To a soft glow he soars
    For irretrievable ghosts
    As war rages outside of him,
    With the fading cries of his time

    © 2021 William Wright, Jr.

  • kauthar 26w

    Free Palestine

    Lost humanity and turned to beasts
    Killing peoples in their own homes
    Where should their refuge be then?
    They signed a 'peaceful treaty'
    Trying to silence the whole world
    Then go do it all over again
    Coz a beast was never humankind

  • heyoka_warrior 29w

    Psalms 16:1-2

    Preserve me, O God,
    for in You I take refuge.
    I say to the LORD,
    “You are my Lord;
    I have no good
    apart from You.”


  • alana_d 33w

    Refuge of Relief

    Horrified eyes gloomily gazed
    collapse of defective refuge
    her eyes trusted it's quality
    but failed to protect from harshness

    Legs directed without delay
    towards refuge built with trust
    thoughts questioned it's material
    but willed to survive the night here

    time elapsed and thoughts embraced
    the belief, her eyes shine again

  • ava_cel 39w

    Who do you run to in times of trouble?
    If it is man, what happens when the one who saves you needs saving?

    _It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in princes._
    _Psalms 118:9 AMP_


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    Who saves You?


  • ray_madhusmita 47w

    come down from the eden
    to the earth of this earth again
    where there is poor surrender
    continues to flow without a falter
    can't thou see a liitle bit
    the tears of love;
    the dampish cheeks
    there was no other way
    to melt thy heart
    thou know well, this soul
    an emollient child, a cute ignorant
    forgive anyways o' father Almighty
    give an aeonian refuge
    at thy ambrosian feet

  • rose10 47w

    My help comes from you lord ....
    You are our refuge and strength, an ever -present help in times of trouble..... Psalms 46:1..✝️

  • memosfrommomo 49w

    The Little Sheep.

    Sometimes I feel like a little sheep
    Climbing the hill of life
    I topple over, tumbling down the slope

    But He is already at my side
    The Good Shepherd; and He lifts me up
    He is my shelter

    When the world is too loud, sights too bright
    The weight too heavy, I run back into Him
    He is my shelter


  • moodymacstan 61w

    Every night as I sleep in the darkness

    And Fear ensnares me,

    I look up at the Cross of Calvary

    And with a smile he says,

    Take refuge in me.


  • bigmichael 64w


    The loneliness that surrounds me due to my burden, casted down upon my shoulders like I'm the merlin of this era
    I seek to find a place of peace, a place of refuge, a place filled with the attitude of gratitude

  • freedomwriteswm 68w

    We all are admirers of the night, us the dwellers of pain seek refuge in the night and how we surrender ourselves to the darkness, and let ourselves be soaked in it's depths, how we are now able to breath in our drowning state.those who are unaware of it's beauty call us freaks, oh what a pity for they are not known to it's charms

    #darkness #pain #pod #refugee #depths #soak #breath #charms #freak #refuge #beauty @queen_f_loyalty @manoor @poetrydelivery @writer_bychoice @prose_of_soul @fromwitchpen @dotsey @eniim_allo

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    Embrace me Dear love, as tho you loved me like my burning passion for the night


  • drunksquirrel 73w

    You are your strongest refuge

  • darvic_0702 73w

    Word Prompt:

    Write a 8 word one-liner on Constantly

    #Mirakee #Mirakeeapp #Dark #Refuge #Poets #Poetry #Writersnetwork

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    Constantly pulled back into darkness; where's refuge?

    @darvs' pen

  • shrihari_nandini 73w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #krishna #rukmini #krishn #vaidarbhi #bhaishmi #madhav #hari #dwarikeshwari #dwarika #var #maharani #pattrani #hrday #swamini #vinay #swikar #mori #seeking #refuge #devotion

    भीष्मक अंगना में
    - भव्या गोगिया

    भीष्मक अंगना में सुमन किशोरी
    वैदर्भी कुंदिनपुर की मोरी
    नाथ नारायण की पटरानी
    द्वारिका वर की जो महारानी
    दुर्लभ रत्न वो क्षीराब्धि की
    दुग्ध सी सोहे जो गोरी गोरी
    भीष्मक अंगना में सुमन किशोरी
    वैदर्भी कुंदिनपुर की मोरी
    प्रियतम सर्वेश्वर माधव की
    दया निधि वो सुख सागर सी
    कोटि कोटि कल्याण गुण धानी
    भैषमी कृष्ण मुख विधु चकोरि
    भीष्मक अंगना में सुमन किशोरी
    वैदर्भी कुंदिनपुर की मोरी
    मन चरणों का दास बना लो
    मुझे श्रीचरण में प्रिया बसा लों
    हरि के हृदय की अतुल्या स्वामिनी
    विनय स्वीकार अब करलो मोरी
    भीष्मक अंगना में सुमन किशोरी
    वैदर्भी कुंदिनपुर की मोरी

    In the courtyard of Bhishmak
    By Bhavya Gogia

    There in the courtyard of Bhishmak, is a young girl like a flower
    She who belongs to Kundin Pur is my Vaidarbhi
    She is the queen of Lord Narayana
    Who is the Lord of Dwarika, she is his Queen
    She is the rarest jewel of the Milk Ocean (ShriLakshmi Ma herself)
    And she looks beautiful in her milk-white complexion
    There in the courtyard of Bhishmak, is a young girl like a flower
    She who belongs to Kundin Pur is my Vaidarbhi
    She is the most beloved of the Lord of the Entirety Madhav (The Husband of Lakshmi hence her Lord too)
    She is an ocean of compassion, and is like the ocean of bliss
    She is the reservoir of crores and crores of auspicious
    She, the daughter of Bhishmak is like the Partridge bird to the Moon like Face of Krishn
    There in the courtyard of Bhishmak, is a young girl like a flower
    She who belongs to Kundin Pur is my Vaidarbhi
    Please make my mind the servant of your Feet,
    Please make my niche in your ShriCharan (Lotus feet) Oh Dear One,
    You're the unmatchable Queen of Hari's Heart,
    Please accept my prayers now!
    There in the courtyard of Bhishmak, is a young girl like a flower
    She who belongs to Kundin Pur is my Vaidarbhi

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    भीष्मक अंगना में

    - श्रीहरि नंदिनी

  • shrihari_nandini 74w

    #mahalakshmi #narayan #mylordvishnu #ram #govind #shri #hari #shrihari #little #shyaam #venkatesha #moon #dance #descend #toy #play #cradle #flute #earth #hymn #vaishnav #serve #seeking #refuge #devotion

    Hari thinks moon is a toy. ��
    My poem specially the first two paragraphs are inspired by ShriPeriyalwar Thirumoli. ����❤

    Here's the part of Thirumoli by ShriVishnuchittar Periyalwar, even if you don't see my poem atleast read this. ������
    Tamil with translation...

    54. than mugaththuch sutti * thUngkath thUngkath thavaznthupOy *
    pon mukak kiNkiNi Arppap * puzuthi aLaikinRAn **
    en makan gOvinthan * kUththinai iLamAmathI *
    nin mukam kaNNuLavAkil * nI ingkE nOkkip pO

    O, Tender Moon! If you have eyes on your face, come and see my child Govinda’s pranks as he crawls, kicking up dust. His forehead pendant sways, his golden anklet jingles.

    55.en siRuk kuttan * enakkOr innamuthu empirAn *
    than siRuk kaikaLAl * kAttik kAtti azaikkinRAn **
    anjchana vaNNanOdu * AdalAda uRuthiyEl *
    manjchil maRaiyAthE * mAmathI makiznthOdi vA

    O, Great moon! My dark hued little child, my sweet ambrosia, my master calls and beckons to you with his wee hands. If you wish to play with him, do not hide behind the clouds. Come running here happily.

    56. suRRum oLivattam * sUznthu sOthi paranthengkum *
    enththanai seyyinum * en makan mukam nErovvAy **
    viththakan vEngkadavANan * unnai viLikkinRa *
    kaiththalam nOvAmE * ambulI kadithOdi vA

    O, Bright Moon with rounds of halo spreading light everywhere! With all that, you are no match for my son’s face. The wonder Lord, resident of Venkatam, calls, Come running quickly, lest you cause pain to his hand.

    57. sakkarak kaiyan * thandangkaNNAl malara viziththu *
    okkalai mElirunthu * unnaiyE suttik kAttum kAN **
    thakkathaRithiyEl * chanthirA salam seyyAthE *
    makkal peRAtha * maladanallaiyEl vA kaNdAy

    O, Full Moon! The discus-wielding Lord with his large eyes opened wide, seated on my waist, points at you alone. Know what is proper, and do not deceive him. If you are not a child-less sterile, take note and come.

    58. azakiya vAyil * amuthavURal theLivuRA *
    mazalai muRRAtha * iLanjsollAl unnaik kUvukinRAn**
    kuzakan sirItharan * kUvak kUva nI pOthiyEl *
    puzaiyilavAkAthE * nin sevi pukar mAmathI

    O, Big bright Moon! The adorable Sridhara with spittle dripping from his beautiful mouth, blabbers indistinctly, coos and calls to you. If you go on ignoring his calls, would it not mean that your ears are without a bore?

    59. thaNdodu sakkaram * sArngkam Enthum thadakkaiyan *
    kaN thuyil koLLak karuthik * kottAvi koLkinRAn **
    uNda mulaippAlaRA kaNdAy * uRangkAvidil *
    viN thanil manniya * mAmathI virainthOdi vA

    O, Big Moon set in the wide sky! The Lord with mighty arms that hold the mace, discus and bow yawns as he goes to sleep. If he does not sleep, the breast-milk he drank will not be digested, see! So come quickly! Make haste and come.

    60. pAlakanenRu * paribavam seyyEl * paNdorunAL
    Alinilai vaLarntha * siRuk kanavan ivan **
    mElezap pAynthu * pidiththuk koLLum vekuLumEl *
    mAlai mathiyAthE * mAmathI makiznthOdi vA

    O, Big Moon! Do not think he is a mere child. Then in the past, he swallowed the Universe and slept on a fig leaf, know it. If he gets angry he can easily leap up and catch you. So cast aside your self-esteem and come on your own accord.

    61. siRiyanenRu enniLanjsingkaththai * ikazEl kaNdAy *
    siRumaiyin vArththaiyai * mAvaliyidaich senRu kEL **
    siRumaip pizai koLLil * nIyum un thEvaikkuriyai kEN *
    niRaimathI nedumAl * virainthu unnaik kUvukinRAn

    O, Full Moon! Do not trifle with my lion-cub for his small size. Go and learn from Mahabali what smallness can do. If you too show regret for trifling him, you too can secure his grace. The Lord of the Universe calls, make haste.

    62. thAziyil veNNey * thadangkai Ara vizungkiyz *
    pEzai vayiRRempirAn kaNdAy * unnaik kUvukinRAn **
    Azikondu unnai eRiyum * aiyuRavillai kAN *
    vAza uRuthiyEl * mAmathI makiznthOdi vA

    O, Big Moon! Look my master who lowered his long arms into the pot and filled his bulging belly with butter calls you. He will spin his discus on you, there is no doubt. If you wish to live, come running willingly.

    63. maiththandangkaNNi * yasOthai than makanukku * ivai
    oththana solli * uraiththa mARRam * oLi puththUr
    viththakan vittuchiththan * viriththa thamizivai *
    eththanaiyum solla vallavarkku * idarillaiyE

    This decad of sweet Tamil songs by Vishnuchitta, resident of bright Puduvai, recalls the words of bright collyrium-eyed Yasoda, spoken on her son’s behalf. Those how can recite it in any manner will have no despair.

    SOURCE: http://periazhvarthirumozhifirst1000.blogspot.com/p/than-mugaththu.html?m=1

    Now my poem��:

    Little Shyaam
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Little Venkatesha rests in a cradle
    Oh Moon it's time for you to hide
    See the little one, the sweet child
    Oh Moon, he has come to shatter your pride
    Don't you see, he calls you a toy
    You must descend to Earth today
    So, that my Hari, could easily play
    With you, as your fortune stars say
    The boy with lips as red as a lotus
    Look how he walks, on the Royal floor
    With rubies studded in his jewels quite more
    Than tints in a multi hued vibgyor
    The one who resides in all alike
    Is dancing in the courtyard as Nand's son
    While the orange Sky peeps from the pane
    To watch the play of Sweet Kannan
    He shall come to me, my heart says
    With a flute in his endearing hand
    Which held the Earth previously and,
    Bless the Vaishnavs each instant,
    He shall come as a child, to steal my heart,
    Oh who's more cute than him
    Who can destroy everything by a mere whim
    I shall sing for him a hymn!
    While he shall sit sweetly listening
    And embrace me with his charm
    I shall feel blissful and warm
    To serve my little Shyaam!

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    Little Shyaam

    By ShriHari Nandini

  • shrihari_nandini 74w

    #mahalakshmi #lakshmi #narayana #vishnu #shrihari #mylordvishnu #ram #govind #krishna #madhav #seeking #refuge #devotion #game

    The Game We Play
    By ShriHari Nandini

    If I quit, he will lose too. Won't he?
    Quit means quitting calling him, quitting being devoted to him.
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    The Game We Play

    By Bhavya Gogia

    I wish to play along with you
    My dear Life's Lord!
    We'll eternally play together
    In your eternal abode
    I will run, you will chase
    I will hide, you'll seek
    Till you find me
    Behind the trees of Teak
    But what to say of me dear one
    When you wish the same
    Perhaps, even more than me
    That you already started the game
    You didn't wait for me to hide,
    You have hidden on your own
    Leaving me without a clue,
    How would I find you alone?
    You keep running from me
    And I chase you my Lord,
    But you don't realise right,
    That I only a child can't catch you on own
    You think I am equal to you
    Or more than you in strengh?
    That you keep hiding and running
    As if I will find you in an instant.
    I beseech and I surrender Lord
    You have won the game,
    Please stop tormenting me Hari
    And manifest your form again
    My eyes haven't seen you,
    But my Heart knows
    That you are some where near me
    Always, as the time goes.
    You must now stop your play
    And come to me now,
    I am a little girl, your child
    Don't you care, I wonder how!
    Don't my pleading tears,
    Move your Heart Oh God!
    Those are not false, I promise!
    Oh Lakshmi's Abode!
    You have blessed even those
    Who fell in your feet by mistake
    But of me, you have no care
    Why am I left forsaked???
    Now if you don't appear na,
    I will quit this game
    For if I lose my strengh now
    I won't get up again.
    Then you may regret, Oh Merciful!
    That I quit the play
    For my quit won't make you win,
    That's what the rules say!
    So, it's better you come now
    Or I would quit in no time!
    For the reverse counting just began
    Of our sport's life!

  • shrihari_nandini 76w

    #shrihari #mahalakshmi #narayana #seeking #refuge #devotion #help #charmer #shelter #grow #niche #perfection #virtue #true #love #bestowing #feet #mind #kind #heart #deserve #generous #one #terminate #distress #discus #never #forsake #surrender #ways #cumbersome

    Seeking Refuge
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Oh ShriHari, I need thy help
    For thy grace surpasses
    All kinds of wealth
    I need your mercy
    My Lord, my Charmer
    For am poor and I lack
    Thy perfect Shelter.
    Oh Lord let me grow
    Under thy Feet
    No other niche,
    May my Heart seek!
    Oh perfection of each virtue
    My Lord, My Hero,
    May my love be true
    Towards only thy bestowing Feet
    Nothing shall my mind
    Neither I do seek!
    But Oh Lord am poor
    Neither humble by Heart
    Then what do I deserve
    Oh kind at Heart?
    I deserve punishments
    Of every hell
    For I am deficient
    Yet much reckless
    But Oh Generous one
    I believe in you
    That you won't forsake me,
    My Heart says so
    Hence Oh lovely one
    Wielding a discus
    Give me thy refuge
    And terminate my distress
    I trust you much
    So be it wholesome
    For Oh Vishnu, sans surrender
    Every path's cumbersome!

    *Cumbersome- slow and inefficient

    So what was I seeking till now? Yes, that's devotion! Devotion to ShriHari's and ShriVaishnavas' feet. But how may I achieve it, for one who achieves such devotion without any effort becomes the Greatest and is revered everywhere- ShriVaikunth or Earth. Therefore, when Krishna speaks of three yogas in Bhagwat Geeta as means to attain Moksha, in the end shloka 18.66 which is the Charam-Shloka in our tradition, he speaks of forsaking all ways and surrender unto him, He will take care of everything else then. Hence, from now ask nothing from him, but simply surrender! Simply HIS REFUGE! He shall deliver you! This is his promise!
    ❇Om Namo Narayanaye!

    And ShrimadGeeta 18.66, the Lord Promises:
    ❇sarva dharmān parityajya mām ekaṃ śaraṇaṃ vraja |
    ahaṃ tvā sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi mā śucaḥ || 66 ||

    66. Completely relinquishing all Dharmas, take refuge in Me alone. I will release you from all sins, grieve not.

    Pic credit: Pinterest, to the original owner.

    @aarsha_ns @ally_18 @garima_jackson @vandi123 @mayank_02

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    Seeking Refuge

    By ShriHari Nandini

  • zayanacullen 84w

    The fact that some of us surfed our phones or read books or anything engaging when some closed ones left, be it by moving away or by death, is that we wanted a refuge from the harsh, stinging reality. So, let the mouths speak garbage about your emotions. After all they didn't even try peeking in your heart. All they did was to see your body and activities and even missed the signs of pain in your movements, leave alone understanding your heart.


  • afrin_k_m 84w

    I seek refuge in hell
    find flaws in heaven

  • bliss__ 88w