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gajanan mishra

Gold Star - 19,033 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Be a good man not a great man

All good men are great,
All great men are not good
And hence I pray,
Be a good man and
Not a great a man,
Good men are ready to
Help others without any
Self interest.

Good men are there
And they are doing their
Own works and they are
Satisfied with themselves,
They have no need to
Take anything from anybody,
They smile always and keep
Themselves detached from all,
Their desire is only welfare of all .

All great men have their own vehicles
Buildings, servants and all type of
Luxuries and yet they are not satisfied,
They are not able to sleep at any time
They lack smile as they are always busy.

Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Topic of this poem: man

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,503 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/12/2014 8:53:00 PM)

    Being good is all we can do and must strive to. Greatness may come or may not. It is something for others to decide. Be good always. Nice advice delivered. Thank you Gajananji. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Robert Melliard (6/12/2014 8:38:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem as usual, so wise. Please read and comment on my poem This Time, My Love if you have a moment. I think I may have nailed it! (Report) Reply

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