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 - 135 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 - 246 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

  • Freshman - 1,573 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

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