Treasure Island

Gangadharan nair Pulingat..

The man of stupidity.

Beautiful bowls on coconut shells
Sea shells like outer, hand polished
That man made wonders in coconut shells
And made village homes and women happy

A cup of coffee with enough sugar
Something to eat preferred in chips or nuts
His appetite was different from common men
But people scolded him as stupid and idiot

He was always helpful in village homes
Offered his services with least wages
He made wonderful toys from soft wood
which made us the children so happy

The special toy made and gave to me
still remember as a proud memory
It was a toy resembling a human baby
with hands and legs and also eyes

Beautiful was his workmanship I remember
Still people gave lesser wages to him
He was not complaining but in total happiness
Always found a happiness on our attachment
Children were his closest companions always

Human ability varies in different types
A perfect motivation will create wonders
The poor man's stupidity seemed to be innocence
What transpired to me due to his family woes

He was a village child brought by the community
His father and mother passed away in his childhood
The mercy, compassion, and kindness of people
He survived and became a man who was our friend

He is no more and left us in the middle of his age
Which I still remember the poor man's love
It was a case of warranting sympathy and service
Have we shown some mercy and gave opportunities
The case of that poor man might have in difference
There was a chance of making him a valued one.

Submitted: Saturday, June 14, 2014

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People called him stupid but actually he was so committed to the homes from where his food and money got through his petty services offered.In fact circumstances and environment made him a stupid and never got a chance to become a responsible individual.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/20/2014 6:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful way you have captured human values. Very true said, petty services offered with less charge is never valued at all. No value for any services offered in humanity.....Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Colleen Courtney (6/14/2014 11:37:00 AM)

    Wow. Well he obviously was a valuable man to you. For you have blessed him by writing such a beautiful remembrance poem in his honor. It sounds as if he was a wonderful man who found his happiness in the making of others happy. Thank you for sharing such an interesting story of your childhood experiences with this kind soul. (Report) Reply

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