veeraiyah subbulakshmi


The Lesson Was Wrongly Taught


There was a series of pictures,
A lion and four bulls in caricatures,
The four bulls faced the king as the warriors,
The turning of the lion with its face sadder,
In the following pictures,
The lion chased the bulls to get a loner,
To jump and suck its neck’s sweet water,
The lesson taught was slightly clumsier,
when we are alone we don't have strength,
The lesson that was not learned was,
We are mightier when we are together

Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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after reading a poem from Tirupati C, I thought about another lesson that we had learned in India as young children.

Comments about this poem (The Lesson Was Wrongly Taught by veeraiyah subbulakshmi )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (7/18/2013 4:00:00 AM)

    Big difference! Indeed, the second lesson mentioned here is the more assertive of the two. Through keen observation, VS, thanks for bringing this to our attention. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,538 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/13/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    I thank you for your Poet's note. I think there are many lessons which apply in some conditions but where they don't apply are also significant. You have added another nice lesson out of a lesson. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,405 Points Dave Walker (7/13/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    If the whole world joined as one what a world it would be.
    A great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (7/12/2013 5:22:00 AM)

    The bull runs due to panic because he thinks alone. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,115 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/12/2013 1:22:00 AM)

    The lesson overlooked the bull is stronger so why run away, he is running away from his fears. (Report) Reply

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