Somanathan Iyer


Concepts 15


So fickle is human mind that tend to change in fraction of a second
Charity is an art of giving done it should be when thought arises
Procrastination leads to dilution tends to advocate reconsideration
Giving away should be instant before selfishness plays a spoil sport

Adopts a single agenda the mind when gaining something
Thinks in many an angles when something is to be parted with
Greed is the best friend of mind which cultivates its own breed
Treading into all the minds greed favors all without any disparity

Legendary Karna greatest among philanthropists gifted by left hand a
Golden container of oil to Indra the lord of gods who came testing
Protested by Indra for using left hand instead of right hand
Mind changes while passing to right hence the left hand quipped Karna

One king gave away the food and water despite food less for weeks
One king gave away his own flesh to save the life of a pigeon
A sage willingly gave away his back bone to save the world
Such was the pleasure in giving away anything ignoring the consequence

The mind is one but thinks in different ways
The God is one yet visualized in different ways
The human race is one but differed with many faiths
The truth is one but paths are many
We limit our foresight in planning our worldly needs
never we use it for true salvation
He who is never born shall die never,
think of Him always, He is for ever the only solution

God created nature which happens to be a great teacher indeed
The five elements inspire us in living a life of helping others
Ants and honey bees amuse us always by constant hard work
Crows and monkeys teach us a lesson towards sharing and togetherness

Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 24, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,508 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/23/2013 5:36:00 PM)

    Nature is a great teacher. We also need to learn from moral stories, mythology, Panchatantra, Aesop's fables and so on. Nice poem with many ideas. (Report) Reply

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