Mohabeer Beeharry

Rookie (23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

A Touch Of Light - Poem by Mohabeer Beeharry

Let us for a moment
Dare to hold our books to our hearts,
Invoking some sincerity.
Their wisdom is timeless
Made to lighten our way
On the path of life.
For life is not merely
A means to glorify our needs and our greed.
But a way, a chance to evolve,
Perchance to see the reality we came from
And in time we go back to.
The messages in there are
Shoulders to cry on,
Sticks to lean on,
Water to cool our dry throats
And shelters at night
When gripped by fear of death.
They teach love,
We understand hatred
They teach truth and honesty
We understand greed
They teach oneness,
We understand division
Where they teach peace and good conduct
We preach war and bloodshed.
Before those books
There were them who said the messages.
Call them back,
They will tell us that
We are defiling what they said;
That the faults are not with the books
But with us
Who in our hearts make new copies
To fit our shortsighted and selfish visions.


Comments about A Touch Of Light by Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Freshman - 534 Points Yasmeen Khan (10/5/2013 12:28:00 PM)

    How honestly you have presented an appraisal of man. It's true the fault lies with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,655 Points Vera Sidhwa (9/29/2013 12:14:00 PM)

    life is...a chance to evolve... This is profound. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 732 Points Shahzia Batool (9/12/2013 1:43:00 PM)

    a hitting write upon our shortsighted and selfish visions.....! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,344 Points Rohit Sapra (9/8/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    I love this poem as it has described importance of books. Knowledge which books possess is truly valuable for humanity to survive. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,802 Points Heather Wilkins (9/7/2013 2:11:00 PM)

    we must all learn to live by the rules iof life good read (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,190 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/7/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    Great poem with great message. Yes, it is true said, fault is not with book, but our vision to understand it deeply..Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,699 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/7/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    They teach love
    Fault is with us.
    Beautifully stated the wisdom from our book. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,725 Points Dave Walker (9/7/2013 9:47:00 AM)

    A great poem, with the right guidance we can learn as we live.
    A great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 9, 2013


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