♦Poems in honor of Mother Teresa:
♦Mother Teresa – Queen of the Poor
Mother Teresa – Queen of the Poor
On an ordinary day to this selfish world
A messenger was sent by almighty God
A miracle it was that people witnessed,
Which of late has just vanished.
The birth of an ordinary human being
Who lived for others’ well being.
But, Was she just an ordinary person?
She - who had the courage to teach the whole world a lesson on compassion?
How easily she gave up her enriching career
To do the work of a selfless server (missionary)
The mission she took up after hearing Jesus’s call
A call which is not responded to, by one and all.
The task she chose was not a lucrative option,
But she did it with utmost gratification
The hungry people she fed
The sick ones, she cared and looked after
Those with various diseases, she tried to heal
All those who were unclean, she cleansed
To the home-less and hopeless she gave shelter and hope.
All these works are so easy writing
But aren’t they intricate in performing
What was it that prompted her to do all these things?
Forgetting all her personal desires for perhaps such least important things
She saw Jesus in all those people
Who were down with some or the other trouble.
For all her valuable service to humanity,
She was given awards and rewards from a world-wide community.
But all these awards and rewards
She has used for the lepers, sick and the destitute
A woman, was she or an angel?
Living a life of sacrifice
She always stood by the poor, needy and those who suffer in pain
Certainly not for any personal gain
Perhaps, by her birth heaven had become poorer
And earth had become richer
Indeed, by her death earth has become poorer
And heaven richer.
She was truly a living saint
Whose words and acts in reality make one faint.
Will a miracle take place again?
Will a Mother Teresa come again?
By Mr. Tartius Pattankatty.
Text © Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity