veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Are we serving others for a living?


If I want to drink,
I can hold,
two hands full.

If I want to eat,
I can fill,
one mouth full.

If I want to breathe,
I can fill,
two lungs full.

If I want to fill,
I can fill,
One stomach full.

We are filling up something,
all our life without thinking,
filling is not a simple process:
fulfilling the needs of others,
may make us the true human being,
as our hands for repetitive doing,
our minds for constant caring,
our hearts for intense loving and
our existence for simple serving.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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  • Rookie - 339 Points Danny Draper (3/21/2012 5:06:00 AM)

    Interestingly considered and to serve assures humility and a balanced perspective. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Raj Arumugam (3/21/2012 3:41:00 AM)

    philosophical, wise and deep insight, VS (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,865 Points john tiong chunghoo (3/20/2012 9:21:00 PM)

    a pleasure to read your poem Veeraiyah. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (3/20/2012 8:08:00 PM)

    you speak the truth, and hold the value of life! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nicoletta Klokkari (3/20/2012 3:35:00 PM)

    wonderful play with words..our existence for simple serving..how true! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 831 Points Harindhar Reddy (3/20/2012 12:25:00 PM)

    Holymoly, holydooly! I agree with your words yes to help others is helping god and it is divine. You have a flair to write on humanity. Need and straight, It walked in my alley! Carry on with your good work..... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,675 Points Wahab Abdul (3/20/2012 12:16:00 PM)

    ''We are filling up something,
    all our life without thinking, ''

    what nice poem! very lofted ideas, benevolent, your mind is now full of pure good ideas, i like the the part of the more.................. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,192 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (3/20/2012 12:13:00 PM)

    Dear Subbulakshmi,
    It is an excellent poem with a noble thinking.
    V.K.Kanniappan (Report) Reply

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