veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Are We Serving Others For A Living? - Poem by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

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.


Comments about Are We Serving Others For A Living? by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

  • Rookie - 432 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

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

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,504 Points john tiong chunghoo (3/20/2012 9:21:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 52 Points 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

  • Freshman - 835 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

  • Silver Star - 3,784 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,896 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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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012



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