Dr John Celes

Silver Star - 4,027 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Change You Can But… - Poem by Dr John Celes

Change you can your hair color, not your skin;
Change you can your smile and grin: not your eyes;
Change you can your sex partners, not your kin;
Change you can your sinful life: Be soul-wise!

Change you can your friends and foes, not parents;
Change you can your teacher/guide, not your brain;
Change you can your exam-marks, not talents;
Change you can your habits bad and be sane.

Change you can the environment, not the sun;
Change you can the landscape old, not the soil;
Change you can your temperament and not run;
Change you can your heart and mind: you must toil.

Change you can your ambitions but be brave;
Change you can your life-styles much but behave!

6-3-2001


Comments about Sonnet: Change You Can But… by Dr John Celes

  • Rookie Bhise Ramkishan (2/12/2008 4:06:00 AM)

    it is very beautifiul poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 9, 2003



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