Treasure Island

Subbaraman N V

(31st July 1941 / Karaikkudi - Tamilnadu- India)

*DOES NOT MEAN!


Closing of one's eyes
Does not mean one is asleep!
Car not seen in shed
Does not mean one is away!
Not taking one's food
Does not mean one is not hungry!
Tough exterior
Does not mean one is rough in heart!
Sweet words, face and look
Does not mean one is true and frank!
Showing indifference
Does not mean one is insensitive!
Keeping stoic silence
Does not mean one is an idiot!
Talking ceaselessly
Does not mean one is intelligent!

Understand the nature of life and living
Perceive right the realities of being
Feel HIS presence, solicit HIS guidance
Enjoy peace and harmony by providence!

Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2009

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/26/2011 2:16:00 AM)

    Understand the nature of life and living
    Perceive right the realities of being
    Feel HIS presence, solicit HIS guidance
    Enjoy peace and harmony by providence! .. solid sentences.. i loved it..10

    life along by what you think is right
    avoid bitterness and fight
    look as if you know nothing
    but deliver what is worthwhile and something (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (11/28/2010 9:29:00 AM)

    ‘Push Pull’ Poetry finally merged in Him …good message … thanks sharing Hon’ble Poet Subbaraman-ji
    Regards
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Gita Ashok (6/8/2010 12:17:00 AM)

    Appearances and demeanour are truly deceptive. You have driven home this fact so creatively here. You have packed this write with so much meaning and wisdom. Please keep sharing your priceless pearls of wisdom. These lines form the icing on the cake:

    Understand the nature of life and living
    Perceive right the realities of being
    Feel HIS presence, solicit HIS guidance
    Enjoy peace and harmony by providence!
    A straight 10+ again (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/11/2009 8:42:00 AM)

    Understand the nature of life and living
    Perceive right the realities of being
    Feel HIS presence, solicit HIS guidance
    Enjoy peace and harmony by providence!
    well enough to grasp in your lines and inpoemsassuch.. no need to appricate thetalentandwords. they are full of wisdom....10

    readmine i amdisgrace.... yes to to...humble submisiion. what if..... (Report) Reply

  • surya . (5/12/2009 5:17:00 AM)

    very wise words on situations in life. nice poem. posted 10.
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (4/6/2009 9:31:00 PM)

    So often we judge without thought and make assumptions without reason. This wonderful poem brings the reader down to earth and offers a powerful torch to guide him through life. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (4/4/2009 1:02:00 AM)

    Yes, Yes and Yes.
    We readers fully acclaim
    What you mean here.

    Outwards showy pretexts
    Accepted and taken for granted
    Is that the way of life?

    With a little effort in understanding
    Surely one can see the essence of life.

    Great one. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (3/29/2009 7:06:00 AM)

    Depth unmeasurable, we are serching only in the creamy lair and shouting useless predictions, worth rites thanks.10++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (3/26/2009 10:31:00 PM)

    Very true. The first stanza is essence of centuries wisdom. The first two lines seem for me.

    Regards
    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Rema Prasanna (3/26/2009 12:08:00 AM)

    Pretensions of a kind, it is difficult to wake up a person who preferes to pretend.
    does not mean it, good.10 (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (3/25/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    Looks can be deceiving, but life without a soul is not worth living.
    You are very wise.Excellent write.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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