lalitha iyer

Freshman - 810 Points (7.6.1967 / Kochi, India)

A Beggar Maid - Poem by lalitha iyer

beg me for life
to the unseen one
beg me for living spirit
to the invisible sight

he gave me coins
in golden lustre
he gave me children
with giggle and twitter

he gave me a mum
who filled life with sun
he gave me a pa
who transformed truths into ribbons

he gave me voice
to cheer up my glooms
he gave me ears
to listen to lovely tunes

he gave me beauty
to admire others
he gave me health
to enjoy full wealth

yet when my mum died
I was left all alone;
when my loved ones cried
I donno how to cheer them with pride

when I looked into the things
that he gave with abundant wings
i learnt that he reserved the inthings
the bubbling spirit, the dominant zing.............

Comments about A Beggar Maid by lalitha iyer

  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (11/1/2016 12:49:00 PM)

    And the wind will blow through our bones
    touch the sky
    and move the sand to cover what once were
    our eye's..
    and still we rise.. iip
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  • Uma Ram (5/11/2015 4:03:00 AM)

    Poem with insighful thoughts...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2014 2:29:00 AM)

    Very insightful and thanksgiving poem and sad expressions. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (10/26/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    very insightful poem lovely liked :) (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (5/3/2012 12:27:00 AM)

    very nice.feel the pinch in the lines.liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Aranthabailu Ummar (9/23/2011 12:10:00 AM)

    All he gave, and then again he will take it back
    no cheers no sad
    this is meant the life
    nice words it carry me a quite emotinal
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  • (8/23/2010 2:53:00 AM)

    Lots of gifts. Wonderful. I think care is the most wonderful of gifts. Like knowing the other side of love. (Report) Reply

  • (7/18/2010 1:29:00 PM)

    ‘beg me for life
    to the unseen one
    beg me for living spirit
    to the invisible sight’ ~ The Great Indian Poet R.N.Tagore [Noble Laureate] wrote, ‘Give light to blind/ Give life to dead’ …excellent diction…. congrats for sharing Sir
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (5/27/2010 9:08:00 AM)

    This is so beautiful....and the philosophy is amazing! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2010 7:05:00 PM)

    and well express
    my friend
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  • (5/13/2010 11:04:00 AM)

    This is beautiful........Hard reality of life....every thing that is given shall be taken back one day (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 13, 2010

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