Somanathan Iyer


Concepts 14


All those intelligent are not successful
All those successful are not intelligent
Success never demands real intelligence
Sincere efforts with lots of luck is the key for success

Aspirations without efforts remain mere imaginations
Achieving big with little efforts remain a paradox for human minds
Prepared never human minds to own their faults for failures
Solace it finds in finding excuse for all the failures faced in life

Instincts of humans differ not much with that of animals
Reasoning is the only instinct that separates humans and animals
All are gentle men when they are alone and in public glare
In mobs and crowds exhibit their frenzies’, letting reasoning go with winds

Every human has a mind that comprises two sides like a coin
One side known to the public other side known only to him or her
Mostly darker this side of the mind seeking all those forbidden and unwanted
Yet the known side takes much efforts in projecting an image of clean and acceptable

Appearances always deceptive! Worthy and worthless may look alike
Crow and cuckoo bird may look alike but the sounds illustrate their real worth
Just and fair may be gestures in public, evil designs prevail under the veil of respectability
Colorful and bright may be stones in multitude which can never match a real gem stone

Submitted: Monday, August 19, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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  • Freshman - 2,485 Points Mohabeer Beeharry (8/19/2013 12:48:00 PM)

    I am sure I shall remember these lessons.
    They are real good lessons.
    I love the poem
    Well done
    Mohabeer Beeharry

    Maybe you can read my poems sometimes and comment please.
    Thank you (Report) Reply

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