Thank you for stepping into my den. I am back almost after two years, thanks to a kind heart. Some of you may remember me and to many I am a new face. So I decided to update my profile. When I came to this site in 2002, I was a novice to poetry. Like a good friend once said my poems then were a timid attempt at poetry. English is not my first language. I was not really much good then and may be even now. Yet I was lavished with hearty encouragement by many which kept me going even after I left this site.
How far I have improved since leaving this site, you have to decide. I mostly write for my satisfaction and most of my writing are from my heart. I try to write down my feelings, my experiences, my dreams and my aspirations.
Pen, they say is mightier than the sword, but I am not here to wage a war. Word is all powerful which you all know. Word can create, heal, entertain and comfort. Word can also tear you apart. I am hoping my words create, heal, entertain and comfort.
There are many in this site I am indebted to. I am not mentioning any names since there are too many and I do not want to omit any name even by oversight. But I want them to know I do not forget.
For those who know me already, I havenít changed, I am the same Joel as before.
Enjoy your visit to my den. Feel free to give your comments, I am open to suggestions and corrections.
"In God I trust, with God I walk"
Who Am I
A man thirsting for wisdom, searching for knowledge
Seeking the truth eternal, reeking with hunger for love
Hailing from the land of spiritual enlightenment
Sailing in the sea of turbulent waters, all alone
Swimming against the tides so fast and furious
Sinking at times and surviving by pure instinct
A man searching for true love and passion
Whose compassion has not won him a nation
Always standing by them that are downtrodden
Fighting a losing battle against unrighteousness
Never relenting against odds too frightening
Always trusting in the will of Him the Creator
Angels guide me in my journey of life mortal
God is the only refuge at times of turmoil
A small man with big ambitions, that is me
Compassion is my weapon, this you may know
A patient man to listen, when you have complaints
A strong pillar if you need a shoulder to cry on
With His hand on me I begin my journey, anew
Wish me good luck, oh, blessed flock of poets
Copyright © 09/03/2003 Joel Raja Kumar J
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