Dr John Celes

Gold Star - 5,145 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: The Reality Called Man! - Poem by Dr John Celes

A speck of dust exalted by God's hands
To human form with soul unlike others -
In tribulations of all kinds, man, lands;
His sinfulness, heart, mind, body bothers!

By straying from the flock, each human sheep,
Estranged from shepherd's care and tender love,
In alien soil and meadows must then weep,
For he is not with God who is above!

And yet, the Maker loves to set man right,
By every means in His own time and ways;
Misunderstanding God, man shuns the light,
Soul-saving, heavenly in earthly days!

Man's weaknesses cannot fetch him reward!
God is with man but is he with his God?

Most lovingly dedicated to my spiritual mentor
Reverend Fr. Antony Lawrence, D.D., Thindal,
Ex-Vicar General, Coimbatore RC Diocese
Copyright by Dr John Celes 21-02-2013


Poet's Notes about The Poem

God is with man but is he with his God?

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, February 22, 2013


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