Learn More

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Our Body Can Change Our Attitude by veeraiyah subbulakshmi )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 105 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

Read all 2 comments »

New Poems

  1. Ms. butterfly, Kenneth Maswabi
  2. From 'A Severe Lack of Holiday Spirit', Amy Gerstler
  3. Keep It Simple, hugh everard
  4. Mental Fixity, Abhinav Baruah
  5. The Ballad of the 'Clampherdown', Banjo Paterson
  6. Window of the soul, Arthur Carman
  7. A Keeping Of Their Protected Delusions, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. The Lion, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
  9. discomfiture., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  10. Broken Lullabies, Spiritwind Wood

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

Black is the beauty of the brightest day,
The golden belle of heaven's eternal fire,
That danced with glory on the silver waves,
Now wants the fuel that inflamed his beams:
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Lament for Zenocrate, Christopher Marlowe
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Blind But Seeing Eye, Eleanor Best
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]