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Life is Like That

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Life is like that?

Life is like that?

I guess we all have undergone some point in life thinking -

"Oh my God! Now I get this! Wish I had this opportunity earlier."

"Why do I get this, when I want that."

Well, I guess life is like that!

This is a poem trying to capture my thoughts and feelings about how life is, at times -

My Lord,

I do not know what to do,

My Lord, I do not know,

I cannot understand too,

You give me all that I need,

With tender loving care,

You look after me,

More than anybody ever can.

All this I know,

But I cannot understand,

What you are doing to me,

Or where do I stand,

When I want green,

You give me red,

When I want this,

You give me that instead,

When I do not even want,

And don’t even care,

You give me everything, I wanted,

And that’s just not fair!!

Lord, they tell me,

You know what’s best,

You know what I want,

And what I should not get,

I know,

Dear Lord,

You give me enough and more,

But Lord,

It’s not what I wanted,

But that is the way life rolls,

I just can’t understand,

What you are doing,

Or going to do,

I just can’t understand,

What I’m doing,

Or where I’m going to,

Am totally in the dark,

Blank and confused,

Dear Lord,

Heed my prayers,

And be with me forever,

Always, My Lord.

© 2012 Nithya Venkat


Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 26, 2017:

Chitrangada Sharan yes God knows best and what is good for us. Thank you for your appreciation.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 26, 2017:

Excellent poem and I believe most of us can relate to it.

Sometimes when we are going through the toughest times of our lives and may be asking 'him'--Why me?

But later we realise, this was necessary and there is goodness for us in whatever 'He' plans for us.

Thanks for sharing this inspirational poem!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 28, 2017:

Jodah thank you.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 27, 2017:

Good poem, Vellur. Yes, we often have no idea what God's plans are for us. He knows what we need better than we do.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 28, 2016:

Tranquilpen thank you, sure will try to post t allpoetry. com.

Andre' G Hartslief from Durban on August 26, 2016:

Vellur, would you care to share your poems on our All Poetry website, for free: https://allpoetry.com/Tranquilpen Looking forward to reading more of your stuff. Andre'

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 25, 2016:

Tranquilpen thank you, will keep posting.

Andre' G Hartslief from Durban on August 24, 2016:

This is amazing poem about reciprocity and abundance on earth which we take for granted. Great read, please keep posting on my page.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on February 27, 2014:

DDE thank you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 27, 2014:

Life is just it and how one chooses to change life for the better remains to be seen you r writing says it all here.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 29, 2013:

shampa sadhya thank you am glad you connected with this poem. Thanks for the share and pin.

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on June 29, 2013:

Voted up and beautiful!

This poem of yours is almost everyone's thought towards the generosity and hindrance offered by God in our lives. It is a wonderful poem. Extremely glad to read it. Sharing and pinning!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 28, 2013:

lovedoctor26 thank you for sharing your views. You are so right, many obstacles are blessings in disguise.

lovedoctor926 on June 28, 2013:

I'm also glad that I came across this poem. I can relate too. You're so right. This can also apply to relationships. When you like someone and they don't reciprocate, then you let them go and sometimes they come back years later, but by the time they do, you just don't care anymore because that chapter has been closed. In life, sometimes we want something so bad, but God doesn't give it to us so we feel disappointed that he's not listening, but he really is. Many times obstacles are blessings in disguise. useful and important

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 28, 2013:

mary615 thank you for your lovely comment. Thanks for the vote and share.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on June 28, 2013:

I'm happy I found this wonderful poem, and am glad I took the time to read it! Beautiful words and very meaningful. Voted UP and shared.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 16, 2013:

aviannovice thank you.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 16, 2013:

Very beautiful piece!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 25, 2013:

Lisa Luv thank you for stopping by, prayers makes a great day.

Eiddwen thank you for reading and the vote.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 25, 2013:

Beautiful and thank you so much for sharing.

Voted up.


Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv from Conneticut, USA on March 25, 2013:

Very Nice....We all feel this way and need to pray like this..Great writing!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 15, 2012:

jimagain thank you, you are so very right!!Every moment is a suspense.

Jim Henderson from Hattiesburg, Mississippi on May 15, 2012:

Awesome and insightful. I suppose if we knew everything He does, we wouldn't have to rely on Him. I will share this!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 12, 2012:

Thank you Ruchira, sometimes when I am down and out I start off with some such thoughts, so wrote them all down as a poem. Thank you for your best wishes.

Ruchira from United States on May 12, 2012:

oh Nithya. The lord sure has his own ways to show that he loves and cares for us.

Beautiful poem!

wishing you always the best, friend!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 10, 2012:

learner365 sometimes life becomes a mystery and totally confusing - so many choices to make, so many things to do!! thank you.

teaches12345 you are so very right. HE knows what is best for us. Thank you for your insightful comments.

Jackie, you are right HE does know the correct gift. Thank you.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on May 10, 2012:

I suppose He knows the correct gift, and we only know our earthly desires. Beautiful write.

Dianna Mendez on May 10, 2012:

We find ourselves like Job during trials we undergo wanting to understand "why". It is hard to ride out those storms but, as you began your poem, He does give us what we need and in love. Remembering this is key as we go through those bleak times of our life. Voted up!

Saadia A on May 10, 2012:

This is awesome.While i was reading this i felt as if you have given words to my thoughts.As always this is another very nice poem by you!!!

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