Somanathan Iyer


Concepts 17 Poem by Somanathan Iyer


As a waft of grass not perturbed by high velocity of the winds
As a river joining the sea not bothered by the depths of the ocean
As a true warrior not afraid of the might of enemy’s army
A humble soul will never be disturbed by the vagaries of daily life

Despite soaked in milk for weeks coal never turns white
stretched for months tail of dog can never be straightened
fed with honey never can be sweetened the voice of crow
by imparting morals and values minds of crooks never be corrected

Accumulated wealth cease to exist
If shared with those who are in need
Even if shared among all those on earth
Knowledge accumulated shines on further

Anger and greed annihilates harmony and peace
Uncontrolled anger seals the wisdom and sows hatred
Unchecked greed unleashes anarchy and creates unrest
Sway not with anger even under provocation
Grow not the greed even under temptation

Soaring prices and snoring rulers tearing our confidence
Inflation and deflation are coined by comfortable and
Unleashed on common man according to their whims
Unruffled always are the rich as power lives with money

Submitted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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