Treasure Island

Bashyam Narayanan

What is new and just born

What is new and just born
The one, which just began ageing and moving towards death

What is dead and gone
The one, which just began reshaping

What is telling a truth
The presentation of such facts and in such a manner
With universal welfare in mind

What is lying
The presentation of such facts and in such a manner
Leading to global disharmony

What is beautiful
The one, which enlightens the artful intelligence

What is ugly and obscene
The one, which aims at triggering sensual indulgence

What is a joy
It is the sorrow just denuded

What is sorrow
It is the joy just denuded

What is love
It is that emotion which feeds
The spiritual thirst of the another

What is hate
It is that emotion
That cremates the very self

Who is bold
The one, who stands upright for
Self-evolved values
Despite being threatened
Physically and emotionally

Who is a coward
The one, who has no
Self-evolved values
And bows down to
Physical and emotional challenges

Who is learned
The one, who makes use of
Whatever his/her intelligence has acquired
And adds values to the knowledge
Refining the same for common good

Who is unlearned
The one, who just remembers
What all his/her intelligence has acquired
And makes use of the knowledge
Only for self elevation

Submitted: Friday, September 18, 2009
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