Dr John Celes

Silver Star - 4,064 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: The Wisdom Of Earthly Life - Poem by Dr John Celes

If Life be drab, instill some variety;
If Life be sad, laugh your troubles away;
If Life be insecure, save up money;
If Life be demanding, do things your way.

If Life be too unkind, just change your aim;
If Life be agony, increase threshold;
If Life be grief-bringing, don’t others blame;
If Life be upsetting, remain just bold.

If Life be dangerous, venture forth less;
If Life be less content, then pray to God;
If Life be treacherous, expect the stress;
If Life be changing tunes, dance in accord.

If Life be revengeful, forgive your foes;
If Life be sans rewards, that’s how it goes!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, March 1, 2010


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