Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,
Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D., Poems
Sonnet: A Lost Friendship
You were my friend then: now almost stranger!
Our friendship appeared once very glorious;
What happened meantime, gives me great anger;
Our friendship no longer remains serious.
Fool you were, to be misled by others,
Who drove a giant wedge ’midst our friendship;
Cut off is our friendship, which me bothers;
A nadir has come in our relationship.
What years of intimacy have been lost?
You’ve been foolish, very much on your part;
Our friendship today is just but a ghost;
Won’t your eyes see the true love in my heart?
Dear friend however,...
Most parents leave their children indebted,
For love and care, while rearing them on earth;
Yet, children leave their parents quite wretched,
When old age steals their health, denying mirth.
The youth today depend on parents' aid;
They seek their help to raise their children own;
They find no time to see sick parents laid;
To tend to parents when old-aged, they frown.