Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Rookie (10.6.1938 / India)

A Pessimist's Lament - Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Life, they say, if full of wonder;
Mine is full of storm and thunder.

Life, they say, is a tuneful song;
Shrieks discordant mine do throng.

Life, they say, with honey drips;
Mine, my tears is made to sip.

Life, they say, in nectar wades;
Sunk in poison mine is laid.

Life, they say, is heavenly bliss;
Mine is mobbed by snakes that hiss.

Life, they say, is paeans' surge;
Mine is but a woeful dirge.

Comments about A Pessimist's Lament by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

  • Rookie Thad Wilk (12/28/2008 6:02:00 PM)

    Now that's a pessimist for sure Dr., but from an 'optimistic point of view', this poem is of someone - 'Other than you'...
    Great read! ! *10*! !
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  • Rookie Meena Iyer (12/23/2008 5:16:00 AM)

    Life they say is what we make of it :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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