Summary and Theme of the Poem ‘Lord Make me a Sheep’ by Laxmi Prasad Devkota: Class 12 Optional English
Lord Make me a Sheep is a poem by Laxmi Prasad Devkota. It is a metaphorical poem. In this poem, the speaker is devotee of God. The speaker is doing prayer to God to make him a sheep. He is requesting to God to change his form.
The speaker is fed up being human being. He wants to enjoy the life of a sheep. He is not happy with modern human activity and behavior. He is feeling tired about human activities. He doesn’t want to take burden of human knowledge and responsibility.
He wants to lead a carefree life of a sheep. He feels that being human means taking too much responsibility of everything. So, he wants to taste the freedom and carefree life of a sheep. He doesn’t like to eat verities of food. He wants to lead a life like a sage. He feels that sheep is enjoying as a hermit’s life.
He wants to live desire less life. He hats busy commercial life where all people are busy in their own selfish world. No one takes care of other. Modern human beings are being selfish day by day. He loves to live simple natural life.
He wants to lead a life of virtue without sins. He is expecting blessing from God. He is praying to God to get happy life. He is expecting heaven after his death.
In this poem, the speaker is making satire to present commercial world where people are becoming selfish and cruel. People are enjoying materialistic life rather than natural life.