Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 20,199 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

A Song Of The World - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

Oh! What a wonderful world it is!
One man finds not for his child milk,
The other one roams about in his satin and silk.
That one is the result of poverty,
And this one, he says, is liberty.
Perhaps, one’s destiny plays its vital role,
Even should he run for his daily dole.
Ask not, why fortune should give a few happiness,
For they know only to say “Mind you business”.

Oh! What a wonderful world it is!
Till yesterday, at his best, a mighty king he was,
Today, uncrowned, a fellow being he is.
No wonder, a poor man remains not so ever,
Yonder he goes, what made him a millionaire?
An accident, or a coincidence, or action followed by reaction,
Or, the wheel of fortune or misfortune, as it turns in alternate direction?
Ask not again, what is all these about,
For none is sure to dispel your doubt.

Oh! What a wonderful world it is! !
Does the sun stop shining,
Or the moon from waning?
The clouds choose not men and pour rain,
The fields prefer none but cater everyone.
Why then often goes man changing,
His reputation he cares not losing.
Ask not, why nature acts so impartial,
For it shall do its function, anyone immaterial.

Oh! What a wonderful world it is! !
Hatred begets hatred, everyone knows,
To love others, nothing it costs,
But why hesitate to follow this way still,
And choose to hate others despite one’s will.
With pride and prejudice none can thrive,
The way to success lies in “live and let live”.
Ask not, why one’s mind whiten not as a lilly,
Sure, (it isn’t difficult) should only he follow the
rules of nature, really.


Comments about A Song Of The World by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • (3/17/2010 7:29:00 PM)


    truth and wisdom excel each other in this poem.....lovely sir (Report) Reply

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  • (12/29/2008 1:04:00 AM)


    a beautiful song indeed! One good deed begets another is the universal truth....strangely we seem to be forgetting it all the time. (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (8/29/2008 8:02:00 PM)


    irony of life...........
    But still it is wonderful....good poem
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  • (7/11/2008 11:52:00 PM)


    amazing how a great veteran poet brings out a treasure of wisdom words through these lines...this life a play on the disc of dices...who knows who will hold where on the disc revolving stopping....10 (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (6/4/2008 8:47:00 PM)


    A poetic outpour of the wisom of years.

    A poet shares his experience with all,
    He has a honey tongue, not a heart of gall.
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  • (3/28/2008 1:17:00 AM)


    Before I was born on earth you have written a poem of deeper insight almost equal to the wavelength of my mind. I really believe in cause and effects. But still when we see a fellow human being or any creature suffering, we can not simply walk away by telling it is due to karma. Just think of this - When we travel by Indian railway where we witness orphan children begging, I feel so ashamed to buy something to my kids alone to feed. I hope even you would have come across such situations. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2007 11:13:00 PM)


    if only america could have heard this and listened at least to the very core of what you have to say, maybe our coast would not be clogged with billionaires trying to write off the fourth pool of their third house....someone show us where the tracks of angels are landing.... (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2007 1:15:00 PM)


    A poem of great wisdom. This is indeed the world's song. But I believe there is a
    selfless counter tune known to a very few. By singing it, they have made a difference.
    I believe you have chosen to add your voice to theirs, Rajaram.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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  • Margaret Alice (5/3/2007 6:33:00 AM)


    I think the law of magnetic attraction regulates the world so that like attracts like and the same things come together, so if we focus on negative things we attract that, and this world seems such a wonderful place to learn to become positive. Maybe we choose certain life problems to learn truths and therefore we are born in a certain position. I do knwo that as long as I'm positive, things turn out all right! Thank you for a thought-provoking poem. Kind regards, Margaret. (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2007 8:26:00 AM)


    I am speechless. This is such a wonderful expression of a general truth. Very well done. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2005 7:40:00 PM)


    Such truth... this is excellent! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2003



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