Ratnakar Rout

(28th August 1961 / Village-Boita, District-Balasore, State-Orissa, Country-India)

GRATITUDE


When one encounters some one superior
A sense of inferiority embroils within him
And comparison begins.
Feelings of insecurity prevail in the mind
And give birth to fear psychosis
It preoccupies him entirely
And for all the shortcomings
The victim starts blaming the parents,
Near and dear ones and the Creator
He never feels grateful for
The endowments available, thus
All the belongings appear irrelevant to him
And gradually he gets
Trapped by the self-created sufferings
As a result, for him life becomes a liability
And appears very dull and useless
But unfortunately he forgets to thank the parents
For bringing him to earth
And God for gifting such a precious life
He normally cannot assess the assets in his kit
An able body with all functional organs, a beautiful mind
And lovable soul engaged in his service now and then
Before casting aspersion on others
Is it not wise to look around?
And see how the people
With disability are struggling
Life and aspire to survive
How tiny creatures toil hard to arrange their living
And prolong life on earth?
Does one get contentment in plenty always?
When millions are striving to survive penniless
Is it possible finding some one in the world?
Who does not have wants at all
And all needs of him have been addressed to
Through the unseen hand of the benevolent Creator
As it is seen invariably widely
Want emboldens human to face the challenges
One has to consider this in life
For converting the failure to success
And the defeats to opportunity
As we all know diversity is the law of the nature
And no two are equal in all respect
Which is glaringly exhibited in the variety of the creations.

Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2009
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