Day 12 A to Z Challenge 2015 - Love Misplaced
Two boons she asked from days gone by
Given thoughtlessly by king
Lust destroyed Dashrath's honourable mind
And made him Kaikeyi's plaything
She ordered Bharat be made the king
Rama to the forest must go
Fourteen years of banishing
Would make her heart glow
Dashrath had given his young and favourite queen 2 boons for helping him in battle. Ask for anything he had told her but the young queen decided to hold off until another day.
King of course did not expect his young queen to ask for soul destroying boons. Over the course of many years the king had spoilt Kaikeyi. Every wish of hers had been his command. She threatened to end her life if he did not comply and he could not refuse her. Refusing her would have been tantamount to him declaring that he did not love her.
Sometimes we make promises that are either impossible to keep or if kept can have devastating consequences. Sometimes we do this in the name of love. But is this love? Love does not destroy.
The irony of it all is that Rama was Kaikeyi's favourite son even though she was not his birth mother. Yet when a thought was planted in her head by Manthara that made her insecure, she lost the ability to think wisely. We should be careful of external influences that are not necessarily helpful to us and be wise to actions that we may regret in the future.
Kaikeyi thought she was doing this out of love for her son Bharat, Dashrath afraid his love would be questioned. This is misplaced love.
How will Rama and Sita react? Check out my verses tomorrow.
Love is in the air. May we be wary of unwanted external influences. May we look to the Divine, look within to find what we need.
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Written for: AtoZ Challenge 2015
Linking to: Write Tribe ProBlogger Challenge
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The Ramayana is a historical chronicle of events during the life of Lord Rama in an ancient time in a land called Bharatvarsh a part of which is now modern day India.
This year's theme was given to me through meditation. But more than just a theme I was also asked to write this from the perspective of Divine love and not just a recounting of the events as they took place. Hence the essence of my posts is "Love is in the air".
The individual theme and tone of my verses are also given to me. And I try to convey what Spirit wants to say through my poetry and prose. In essence, I only transcribe what is given to me, the author of these posts is my soul, the Universe, God and Goddess.
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