ramesh rai

Gold Star - 10,609 Points (13.12.1955 / howrah)

The Highest Degree


I knocked the doors of
school to schools
college to colleges
university to universities
with the request
to teach me and award me
with the highest degree
to make my life a perfect
and a praiseworthy.

All taught me
awarded me the degree
with an outstanding marks.

But after leaving the institution
I found those degrees were useless
simply a piece of paper
unable to make me stand even
on my feet, giving me bread
and shelter is quite afar.

Incidentally I met a traveler
who was on his eternal journey.

I requested him to let me know
the institution, that can award me
with the highest degree, to make me
self dependent with a worthy life.

The traveler spoke softly
the entire creation is an institution
where you can learn and
get the highest degree
to make your life a worthy.

Again I asked very humbly
the name of Principal of the institution
he said; his name is God.

So, as an obedient student
I approached the Principal
and prayed to teach me
and award me with the degree
befitting to my life
to be worthy, the highest degree
ever I could be awarded with.

With a mild smile
the Principal of the institution said
the highest degree is Submission.

But to get the highest degree
you have to cross so many examination.

The first step is Sincerity
like to recognize alphabet
which will help throughout.

The second step is Courage
giving you strength to proceed.

Third step is Patience; will teach you
not to be deviated from your path.

Next step is very important
will make you capable
to break the iron gate
the degree thus awarded
is called Devotion.

On obtaining the certificate of Devotion,
will be eligible for the highest degree
that is Submission.

If you can get the certificate of Submission
you will be perfect eligible
to sublime yourself with the entire creation
and your life will be a praiseworthy.

I realized
indeed a toughest exercise.

Submitted: Monday, March 24, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: art


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Highest Degree by ramesh rai )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gold Star - 10,609 Points Ramesh Rai (4/10/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    George T. Everette
    Every young man and woman needs
    to read this poem or a poem like it at
    lest once in their life (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,543 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/26/2014 4:55:00 PM)

    the entire creation is an institution
    where you can learn
    All we need are sincerity, courage, patience, devotion, and submission. Beautifully put. Thank you. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. To an Athlete Dying Young, Alfred Edward Housman
  6. Alone, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. A Question, Robert Frost
  9. Alone With Everybody, Charles Bukowski
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. my favorite painter is the sky, Bull Hawking
  2. The Music of the World, Vera Sidhwa
  3. If You Were Here Today, Serena Blackinton
  4. my eyes only see light, Rob Spiering
  5. All for You, Muhammad Sarim Ashrafi
  6. Would you be my Muse?, maryline vautravers
  7. You don't deserve a title, Marina Olivera Sangers
  8. Don't wait, Marina Olivera Sangers
  9. I am an eagle, Marina Olivera Sangers
  10. Exactly what I am looking for, Diamond The Ninja
[Hata Bildir]