Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Veteran Poet - 3,172 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Must You Be Marooned?

To expect success every time,
To hope for respect everywhere
And to long for pleasure all the time
Would turn you to a narcissist.

Then you will see others around
As a target and exploit them
For your end without a mercy
And turn a prowling hungry beast.

Then you would be utmost selfish
For your needs, wants, greed and lust,
And strive for them at any cost,
And turn blind to its consequences.

Then you would grow at others’ cost,
At others’ profound enmity
And at others’ resentful eyes
And would bend means to get the end.

Then you will not rest to retain
What you have attained at all cost
And do sin after sin through out
To end a life marooned from the rest.

Instead, restrict your winning thirst
In a sport, in an art or a skill.
Don’t use your skill to kill others.
Have tolerance to coexist.

Submitted: Sunday, April 06, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 07, 2014

Topic of this poem: life

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