Raman Savithiri

Rookie - 136 Points (22-May-1969 / Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India)

654. Need Of Peelings 080810 - Poem by Raman Savithiri

At first banana’s peel is thick and hard
It is very much needed to safeguard
The banana not yet ripe but still raw
One needs knife to separate the fruit core!

Who can cook such delicious food
Not polluted but tasting so good
Except nature pervading in and out
Kind and wise but shows up not? !

The green peel protects and feeds
The white substance not yet sweet
But when the fruit is ripe and soft
The yellow peel still shields but detaches!

Who can teach me lessons of wisdom
Only by silence not tainted with boredom
Except Mother Nature the omniscient
With countless lessons hidden in her skirt? !

My relations, possessions, above all my body
All form the green peel to nourish my soul
As I am not yet ripe I am attached deeply
To all these but I am sure this peel is not my goal!

Maa! Save my family and the sustaining world
Save all creatures that are seen and not seen
Save all celestial bodies by which life is mould
Without their welfare where is salvation to me?

Maa! Let peace surround me! Let bliss fill me!
When I become as sweet as the ripe banana
Detach all these as easily as the yellow peel
And gulp me so that I will become one with You! 080810

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 12, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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