Dr John Celes

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

Sonnet: Have a Child Soon


You have a child as early as you can,
Before the sun has set in your love-life!
Try hard- ’tis worth the labor woman, man;
Never worry about the added strife.

A family-life isn’t wholesome, spent childless!
Children are gifts of God, our living dolls!
The modern age has made earthlings reckless;
Without a child, you can’t for long rejoice.

Prepare the ground before you sow the seed;
But sow it only when conditions suit;
No married life’s joyful, childless indeed;
What is the use of growing trees sans fruit?

Yet, every tree must bear its fruit somehow!
Set right the environment but start right now.

6-12-2001

Submitted: Friday, July 11, 2003

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