Kabir’s Poem and Prayers

Kabir – a talented young creative friend on the autism spectrum has written a poem which was shared for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Interfaith Poem by Kabir (aged 8)

I sometimes feel down like a dog without it’s bone 
Or a tree without its leaves,  
Because the work is too hard for me  
It’s difficult for me to write  
It’s difficult for me to draw  
It’s difficult for me to colour in something I adore  
I feel uncertain like a throw of a dice, that I might do something unwise  
But when I say a prayer, this weight that’s on my back  
Lifts off like a plane and I can begin to try again

I love saying “thy kingdom come, thy will be done”  
I feel joy saying “Ek Ong kar, Satnam”    
I feel peace with “Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah”  
And I love ending with “Kufuwan ahadun” 

My prayers keep me strong  
And my prayers keep me wise   
My prayers are my friends and 
My prayers lift me up like a song

My heart sings with Allah, my heart sings with Jesus 
My heart sings with Shiva, my heart sings with Waheguru 
My heart sings with all the names and forms of God, I adore each and everyone.

Here is a video of Kabir reciting prayers from four different religions. Can you guess what they are?

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