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To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine? poem submission by Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar


PC Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar

To Err is Human, To Forgive Divine?


They laughed at me when I said, 

I forgive you God! So who am I?

When humans err, He forgives

And when He errs? Who forgives?


Who do you think you are? They said.

He has made no mistake, like you.

He is no sinner, like you.

He defines right and wrong, you don’t.

He defines virtue and sin, you don’t.


True, I say.

We are not to question.

We are to accept, however stressful.

We are to survive, however painful.

We have to be forever hopeful.

Or He will be forever wrathful.


Yet, I ask.

How am I a sinner

When I am playing the games He has started?

How am I fallible

When I am playing the tunes He has composed?

If He is the maker and I am the flawed,

Then who will forgive? And who has erred?

(22.04.2012 – Queens Road, Colombo)


Sravasti started her career as an English Teacher and Lecturer. She changed her career path to the world of IT as a functional expert, technical writer, website developer, and project coordinator in varied domains. She specializes in SEO-based content research. She successfully combines her skills in writing and her hobby in photography to write travel and lifestyle articles for magazines and newspapers




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This entry was posted on November 17, 2016 by in Guest Reviewers, Indian, Poems and tagged , .
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