Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Life Is Not Eternal!


Somebody’s cup is filled with milk,
Honey is still flowing from somebody else cup!

Medicinal decoction is still not emptying
From the cups of some others!

Wine is still full and brimming
Over the edge of other’s cups!

But, One day!
Everybody’s cup becomes empty! !

Alas!
Life is not eternal!

Submitted: Saturday, July 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Ref: ‘Empty cup’ in Tamil by Puthiya Raja

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