Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The Cactus by Ramendra Kumar

Of all the plants I know
Cactus is the best
It can pass easily
Even the toughest test.

It has neither fragrance
And very rarely a pretty flower
Of several sharp thorns
It wears a prickly cover
In the arid desert sands Where no flower can bloom
The cactus grows in glory And dispels the traveler’s gloom

A braver creation of Mother Nature
One can hardly ever find
The cactus teaches us a lesson
We should forever keep in mind.
When life is easy and smooth
Almost anyone can succeed
But surviving when the going is bumpy
Is a great feat indeed!

Let us try to be like the cactus

Battling every adversity
And with courage turn every calamity
Into a glorious opportunity.
I love brilliant flowers and all plants and trees. I found these cacti in my wanderings and they spoke to me. the poem above says what they say to me that I could not put into words.

God has not promised to keep away life's storms and prickly moments, but He will stand with us and comfort us and lift us up through those moments

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will comfort you and strengthen you and lift you up by my righteous right hand.


Ginny said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this thought. The pictures look like you are in Arizona instead of Florida. Your thoughts about the cactus are beautiful and uplifting. You look at nature in a different way then most, which makes me think and feel new things. It is exciting.

Madeline said...

Love the cactus, love the poem, love the scripture. This is a great blog! Keep up the good work.