Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 24,947 Points (13-7-31 see reverse / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

A Silver Lining In The Darkest Cloud

Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

The milk has the hidden butter,
And this is a known factor,
But only when it's churned,
Up floats the butter turned.

The mind has the God hidden,
Amidst all the thoughts ridden,
But only when it turns clean
His vision inside can be seen.

A pure mind is always pure,
Despite a noble one falls poor,
Like a conch shell burnt in fire,
Still it remains white forever.

A diamond is the diamond best,
Even if it lies in a heap of dust,
And so shines a lotus found
That grows in a muddy pond.

The pure gold is heated up well,
Hammered before it gets its pull,
And twisted into different shapes
Of ornaments kept in shops.

The ups and downs we face,
In our life long endless race,
Are the God's golden efforts
So our Souls live in comforts.

Face any trouble with a smile,
For you're sure in the next mile,
To step over diamond or gold,
To brighten up your life, behold.

Comments about A Silver Lining In The Darkest Cloud by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (5/17/2008 11:39:00 AM)

    '...conch shell burnt in fire remains white for ever'. very good line indeed... a poem with a good content...10(Report)Reply

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  • Dorothy- A. HolmesDorothy- A. Holmes (7/30/2007 4:11:00 AM)

    Hello Rajaram,

    Such a lovely poem...I shall linger in the warmth of it.

    A Poet Who Loves To Sing(Report)Reply

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  • Thufail Ahmed (7/12/2007 11:23:00 AM)

    Certainly, a master piece. A magician at work.(Report)Reply

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  • Patricia Wulf (7/10/2007 7:26:00 PM)

    I love this poem so much, the perfect comparisons and rhyming together!(Report)Reply

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  • Catastrophe King (8/11/2006 1:47:00 PM)

    The only reason for many not to submit their votes here I foresee is that they must have definitely found 10 as too less for this precious work of artistry. But, I did take the courage to allow 10 here as I found this to be the most beautiful poem I have read in recent times. There are many a poets here like me, but not many as talented as you. This poem gives birth to HOPE.... I agree here with Sandra: This is very comforting and reassuring poem!(Report)Reply

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  • Emma Johnson (8/11/2006 8:27:00 AM)

    I love the metaphors. A very beautiful title. Susie.(Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Fowler (5/22/2006 3:05:00 PM)

    This is a very comforting and reassuring poem. Those who sing in the rain may one day also sing in the sunshine. Encore, Rajaram.

    Kindest regards,


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  • Sue Tancheff (6/12/2004 7:06:00 AM)

    Hello Rajaram

    Your words spoke volumes to me and I really enjoyed reading your words. I would also like to thank you sincerely for your heartfelt words about my poetry for which I was truly grateful. My writing is only 3 years old and began due to the overwhelming grief I felt at losing my father to asbestos cancer five years ago. It is very nice to meet you and I wish you well.

    Take care........Sue(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 1, 2004

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