Varanasi Ramabrahmam

A Complete Man

I learn, I teach;
I study, I preach;
I compose poems, weave stories,
Write essays, pen opinions;
I do research, prepare scientific articles;
I love nature, music, books, conversing,
Traveling and roaming;
Until I also love and be loved
By an equally passionate she,
Have unalloyed love for HIM,
And compassion for fellow-beings
I am not a complete man

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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  • warner treuter (4/25/2010 2:30:00 PM)

    You'll do. Meanwhile, is a really complete man still merely a man? Or something other or something more? These things we must guess at. They are the stuff of poetry. As you know.

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  • Chitra - (4/18/2010 1:02:00 AM)

    a profound write...on man and his deeds....going beyond the mortal frame of existence

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (4/2/2010 3:38:00 PM)

    very nice confessional poem
    10/10

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  • Kannan GKannan G (3/24/2010 8:33:00 AM)

    Despite the so active life that you are leading, despite the rich and loving self that you have nurtured, to be able to say that ‘I am not a complete man’ brings out not only your humility, not only your urge to learn and live more towards perfection, but also the fact of your sublime realization that there isn’t anything as absolute completeness in man.

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  • Pradyumna Jyotir (3/13/2010 4:03:00 AM)

    This poem can be read at two levels.

    At the basic level, the poet still has lots of unfinished business....has many more goals to achieve....maybe something like Robert Frost's

    'The woods are lovely, dark and deep...
    But I have miles to go before I sleep...
    And miles t go before I sleep....'

    Well, maybe thats why he calls him incomplete.

    But at a higher plane......when the poet seperates himself from the 'I' within him, he will become complete...more evolved.

    I like the enigmatic layers of this poem.......thank you Sir...

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  • Nalini Hebbar (9/30/2009 4:52:00 AM)

    he is only as complete as he thinks he is...the definition of completely a relative term...differs from person to person

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (9/30/2009 2:29:00 AM)

    Completeness comes not while growing but at the conclusion! Let your growth be rich and fruitful to becoming a complete man soon!

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  • Rakesh Bedi (9/30/2009 12:55:00 AM)

    How can completion come to one through someone else, sir? ? ? i think, for that one has to work(pretty hard) within oneself; right sir? ? ?

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  • Shakuntala Sharma (9/29/2009 10:39:00 PM)

    With all those activities of yours you are very close to your goal

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