Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 14,431 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

A Cow Dung Pit In My Village! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

My village full of greenery
Very beautiful independent houses
Surrounded by garden of vegetables.
Nearby are the fields and opposite is the river.
When I was strolling, I fell into the cow dung pit
Kept for some purpose.
After falling what could have happened,
I was fully immersed in cow dung and
Saw people making mockery of me.
Well I could have got angry too and
Would have picked up handfuls
and thrown at them.

I just made up my mind
to be cool and said to myself
Whatever I throw on others,
In fact I may repent later
It will surely hit me twice.
In fact I may not even get time to tell sorry.

I just felt why to waste the time on stupid things.
I just went to the nearby river and
Took a deep dive into it and
Washed all my thoughts covered with dirt and filth
Came out with purity in my thoughts!

© 2014 Geetha Jayakumar. All rights Reserved.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Through this poem I only want to tell to keep away from all evil thinkings. Because thoughts takes no time to convert into actions...

Comments about A Cow Dung Pit In My Village! by Geetha Jayakumar

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (6/25/2015 12:51:00 AM)


    extraordinary thought and finely connect to cleansing oneself! nice (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/20/2014 10:32:00 PM)


    I will take a deep dive into the river
    Taking a deep dive
    Means I will keep my mind pure from all devil thoughts.
    An interesting poem with a lovely message.
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  • (6/20/2014 5:20:00 AM)


    a complex psychological aspect, described with so much humor and vigor (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2014 10:53:00 PM)


    Excellent thought.I liked reading it. (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2014 1:23:00 AM)


    that brought back some nostalgia in the beginning and the message is also very good... (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2014 11:03:00 AM)


    Life of country side, this poem reminds me very well.....Geetha........after all cow dung a sacred thing almost treated in rural areas of our country.............well composed...... (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2013 2:41:00 AM)


    your poem is so unique... (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2013 12:23:00 PM)


    the title of the poem does make me shines, even somewhat warm. It should be said that this poem ‘s drawn and conception are quite good, so good rhythm first, but after Fell into the pit of cow dung, the immediately after adverse and reflection, make people feel a little winded, poetic is not enough concisely. (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (9/4/2013 11:12:00 AM)


    Hi Geetha loved reading your very wise poem what you throw at others hit s you twice
    if only people would live by this the world would be a nicer place well done
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  • (8/22/2013 9:56:00 AM)


    Very good, simple and unique composition. You can become a very good poet with practice. All the best. (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2013 5:42:00 AM)


    a very unique piece of poetry.. (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2013 8:30:00 AM)


    I thought you had actually fell in the pit at first!
    But the message is a good one Geetha.
    Everything as you say begins with a thought, good thoughts are followed with good actions, but bad ones and the opposite will happen.
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/16/2013 6:49:00 AM)


    What you throw hits you twice. Once when you throw and second when you repent. Nicely said. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (8/16/2013 5:10:00 AM)


    It can be hard keep purity of thought amidst anger around you. I used to work on a farm with 160 milking cows and I know how you felt. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/16/2013 4:06:00 AM)


    taking deep dive means keeping mind pure from devil thought, wonderful write, thanks,
    You are really a true poet.
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  • (8/16/2013 4:00:00 AM)


    A great poem/story. A great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 4, 2017


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