Your God looks
In his wooden frame
Your God
Gasps For air
In his prison
He looks crushed
Beneath your
Flowers, incense and offerings
You are cruel
To his ears
With your
Relentless chants
Recitations and hymns
Leave him alone
Let him out
He needs to breathe
To live

Preeti Tej Singh has written two books of poetry. The first was called ‘I’ . The second book is called Simantini (Boundless)

Photo by Olin Gilbert



  1. Avatar Robert Norton Cable says:

    Excellent poem! Now I shall look for a poetic description of YOUR God.

  2. Avatar David Kennedy says:

    As always, penetrating and to the point, demonstrating the power of simplicity. Beautiful.