A Touch Of Light Poem by Mohabeer Beeharry

A Touch Of Light

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Let us for a moment
Dare to hold our books to our hearts,
Invoking some sincerity.
Their wisdom is timeless
Made to lighten our way
On the path of life.
For life is not merely
A means to glorify our needs and our greed.
But a way, a chance to evolve,
Perchance to see the reality we came from
And in time we go back to.
The messages in there are
Shoulders to cry on,
Sticks to lean on,
Water to cool our dry throats
And shelters at night
When gripped by fear of death.
They teach love,
We understand hatred
They teach truth and honesty
We understand greed
They teach oneness,
We understand division
Where they teach peace and good conduct
We preach war and bloodshed.
Before those books
There were them who said the messages.
Call them back,
They will tell us that
We are defiling what they said;
That the faults are not with the books
But with us
Who in our hearts make new copies
To fit our shortsighted and selfish visions.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dave Walker 07 September 2013

A great poem, with the right guidance we can learn as we live. A great write.

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Tirupathi Chandrupatla 07 September 2013

They teach love Fault is with us. Beautifully stated the wisdom from our book. Thank you.

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Geetha Jayakumar 07 September 2013

Great poem with great message. Yes, it is true said, fault is not with book, but our vision to understand it deeply..Loved reading it.

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Heather Wilkins 07 September 2013

we must all learn to live by the rules iof life good read

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Shahzia Batool 12 September 2013

a hitting write upon our shortsighted and selfish visions.....! ! !

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Dr Antony Theodore 24 October 2018

the faults are not with the books But with us Who in our hearts make new copies To fit our shortsighted and selfish visions. A great poem filled with noble ideas and comparisons. thank u dear poet. tony

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 May 2016

A touch of love and, the touch of the works of the truth! Nice work.

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Uma Ram 03 June 2015

Beautifully expressed powerful thought process sir...thanks for sharing sir.

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Yasmin Khan 05 October 2013

How honestly you have presented an appraisal of man. It's true the fault lies with us.

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Vera Sidhwa 29 September 2013

life is...a chance to evolve... This is profound.

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