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(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

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‘Live and Let Live! ’

‘Live and let live’ – all just say;
But, do the opposite things everyday;
‘Live and let live ‘– is the one and only way,
By which all can live happily today.

This earth is one and human race is one;
Same problems confront all under the sun;
There are so many things that stay undone;
‘Few things are wrought by money or by gun! ’

The division of lands is just Nature’s;
The air we breathe belongs to all creatures;
It cannot be confined to borders made;
When rain is brought by God, all borders fade.

No nation or its peoples have all things;
This world belongs to paupers and too, kings;
Umpteen problems to all, a lifetime brings;
The sky is same for ‘winged’ and without wings!

Why fight o’er borders that are inconstant?
Why spend so lavishly on nuclear arms?
Why try to make the poorer people slaves?
Why aim for overly-produce from farms?

The basic needs of human race are same;
Denying them to brethren is a shame;
Let love and brotherhood remain our aim;
‘To dust we go because from dust we came! ’

A few rich persons hold most earth’s treasures;
Whatev’r we give, we’ll get in like measures;
There are limits for all earthly pleasures;
The love of God on earth made all creatures!

Let rules be such that all can follow them;
Let life be treated sacred everywhere;
Let kindness fill the hearts of world’s leaders;
‘No war can bring a lasting peace on earth.’

‘Live and let live’ –the best thing all can do;
Let love and not fear, all citizens woo;
Our span of life on earth is short and true;
Our love to God and man, let’s all renew!

The earth can be a paradise as well;
Our faulty deeds keep earth almost like hell;
Our destiny is same – history does tell;
Why human toil should be our own death-knell?

Copyright by Dr John Celes 7-9-2008

Submitted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008


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  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (12/20/2009 7:12:00 PM)

    Dr Celes...I tried twice to give you a vote of 10 but it would not register either time...

    Dorothy
    A Poet Who Loves To Sing

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  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (12/20/2009 7:09:00 PM)

    My sentiments exactly...the meek shall inherit the earth! 10!

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/16/2008 2:26:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem with a happy ending, love it.

  • , aryaindia (8/19/2008 2:15:00 AM)

    Your very noble thoughts are endearing and satiate a thirsty reader who has a social bettering outlook. glad, arya

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