lalitha iyer

Freshman - 719 Points (7.6.1967 / Kochi, India)

A Beggar Maid - Poem by lalitha iyer

beg me for life
to the unseen one
beg me for living spirit
to the invisible sight

he gave me coins
in golden lustre
he gave me children
with giggle and twitter

he gave me a mum
who filled life with sun
he gave me a pa
who transformed truths into ribbons

he gave me voice
to cheer up my glooms
he gave me ears
to listen to lovely tunes

he gave me beauty
to admire others
he gave me health
to enjoy full wealth

yet when my mum died
I was left all alone;
when my loved ones cried
I donno how to cheer them with pride

when I looked into the things
that he gave with abundant wings
i learnt that he reserved the inthings
the bubbling spirit, the dominant zing.............


Comments about A Beggar Maid by lalitha iyer

  • Silver Star - 4,500 Points Uma Ram (5/11/2015 4:03:00 AM)

    Poem with insighful thoughts...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 33,436 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/14/2014 2:29:00 AM)

    Very insightful and thanksgiving poem and sad expressions. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 122 Points Yash Shinde (10/26/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    very insightful poem lovely liked :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,778 Points Tiku . (5/3/2012 12:27:00 AM)

    very nice.feel the pinch in the lines.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 778 Points Aranthabailu Ummar (9/23/2011 12:10:00 AM)

    All he gave, and then again he will take it back
    no cheers no sad
    this is meant the life
    nice words it carry me a quite emotinal (Report) Reply

  • Rookie warner treuter (8/23/2010 2:53:00 AM)

    Lots of gifts. Wonderful. I think care is the most wonderful of gifts. Like knowing the other side of love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 166 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (7/18/2010 1:29:00 PM)

    ‘beg me for life
    to the unseen one
    beg me for living spirit
    to the invisible sight’ ~ The Great Indian Poet R.N.Tagore [Noble Laureate] wrote, ‘Give light to blind/ Give life to dead’ …excellent diction…. congrats for sharing Sir
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pradyumna Jyotir (5/27/2010 9:08:00 AM)

    This is so beautiful....and the philosophy is amazing! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (5/17/2010 7:05:00 PM)

    Poetic
    and well express
    my friend (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Preetam Shetty (5/13/2010 11:04:00 AM)

    This is beautiful........Hard reality of life....every thing that is given shall be taken back one day (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 13, 2010



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