Treasure Island

Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Y..... Don't touch it


Have you seen a fire?
I mean a big one with high flames?
Any human touching it
Will suffer intense and lasting pains

Such is the law of nature
Nothing else could happen or be
Touching flames causes pains
Isn 't that easy to see?

Hatred is also like fire
It burns upon every touch
Pain is intense and lasting
Excruciating destruction, so much

Such is the law of nature
Nothing else could happen or be
Touching hatred causes pain
It is not difficult to see

And so is also anger
A blaze of uncontrolled heat
You touch it and bad burns
Are the only outcome to meet

Such is the law of nature
Nothing else could happen or be
Touching anger causes pain
It is not difficult to see

Lies of any nature or kind
Like smouldering ashes so hot
Touch lies and you suffer
Lies may seem ok but they're not

Such is the law of nature
Nothing else could happen or be
Touching lies causes pain
It may not be easy to see

Honesty love and kindness
Are like a cool breeze on a hot day
My boys, these laws of nature
Are here forever to stay

Submitted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Edited: Thursday, July 19, 2012

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For my two boys who seem to get a bit more mature through their puberty

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  • Walterrean Salley (8/3/2012 9:35:00 PM)

    There is great depth here. And I love the way it unfolds. A very noble piece concerning morals. Good for all to read and learn. (Report) Reply

  • Marieta Maglas (7/31/2012 4:18:00 PM)

    ''Honesty love and kindness
    Are like a cool breeze on a hot day''-they are real spiritual values of the human kind.Your poem is a real message for the reader, Thank you for sharing it, blessings.Mari. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (7/21/2012 5:16:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem, very wise, ... the last verse was just wonderful...., I really enjoyed the read, (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/20/2012 9:38:00 PM)

    Yes, I agree with you. Teach them to be courageous to stand against the lies and ignorance. If a layman is ignorant, no one bothers, but someone who represents us politically, academically and in many other fields, not aware of simple principles of life, nature and science, we should have the courage to say it openly, instead of polishing their shoes silently. Good poem to read and follow! 10 marks (Report) Reply

  • Spiritual Seeker (7/20/2012 12:36:00 AM)

    Words of wisdom and kind guidance, are like mountain streams...refreshing and a blessing for everyone!
    Thnx...a great 10. (Report) Reply

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