Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Our Body Can Change Our Attitude


Buddha, you are right, when you were confused,
Diseases and Old age are not fun to delight,
To the ones who have exposed their nerves,
to all worldly pleasures to seek and experiment,
I have seen a few cycling in nineties,
Winking at the young human to ridicule,
Breathing the fresh air and drinking the clean water,
Wearing the glorious smile on the face and the hip,
Life is too simple to live, entertain and enjoy,
The aging body aches to deteriorate in grace,
The aging is fun, when surrounded with kith and kin,
When the body is neutralized and no more desires,
The whole world looks clear to the eyes removed of cataracts,
Buddha, old age is cruel and unavoidable,
We have to go through keeping our necks bent,
We are humbled and born again as the children,
When the weakening body made it possible,
The scrolls are kept to display and left to live on our own.

Submitted: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 26, 2013

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  • David Wood (4/26/2013 7:49:00 AM)

    A lovely poem. We all have to age but the trick is not to worry about aging. What will be will be. A good write (Report) Reply

  • Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (4/25/2013 11:10:00 PM)

    I loved your poem, I had written a similar poem Boddhisattva in my student days, which had won many awards. you may like to see some of my poems here. (Report) Reply

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