Dr John Celes

Gold Star - 5,863 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: The Rotten Mangoes - Poem by Dr John Celes

I thought the crow would come back with more friends;
To my surprise, it didn’t return at all;
The rotten fruits turned feast for worm-fiends;
For days on end, that crow never did call!

Perhaps, the crow found better food and thought,
‘When I have tasted ripe fruits, no man has,
Why eat these mangoes that weren’t good with rot? ’
The crow was smarter than I thought, alas!

God feeds the birds with fruits and worms daily;
In fact, they eat the best of foods they want;
They neither sow nor plough the fields truly;
They fly and sing merrily, at times rant!

While selfish man gives stale and rotten things,
God gives the best of foods to all earthlings!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

true charity is only when you share your food you eat!
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Copyright by Dr John Celes 17-07-2013

Comments about Sonnet: The Rotten Mangoes by Dr John Celes

  • Rookie - 364 Points L Rao (9/12/2014 4:13:00 AM)

    this sonnet The Rotten Mangoes sounds great sir.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 165 Points Vincent Barrowcliffe (7/20/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    A very good poem. I invite you to read my poems and comment. Thanks for the share (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013


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