Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 16,312 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

At Last, The Lime-Tree Bears Fruits! - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

A lime sapling I found grew up in wild,
In ten years’ time to be a tree quite big;
For long it stayed dwarf-like: refused to grow,
As caterpillars ate its verdure leaves.

And not a flower or a fruit it bore!
Insects built nests and spiders spun cob-webs;
Its roots stood ’midst gravel and rocky mud;
Red-ants made home till ant-powder was put.

How sad it was to see the lime-tree’s fate!
The rain and sun nurtured it despite odds;
And one day when I stared at her foliage,
Amazed I’as to see it covered by fruits!

There is a time for everything on earth;
‘There is a season for all things, ’ God says;
The keys to success- patience and strong faith;
God will decide when all things fruition best.

One never knows when God uses someone;
One never knows when God does miracles;
One never should look down upon others;
God has a plan for everything He makes!

Copyright by Dr John Celes 4-11-2006


Comments about At Last, The Lime-Tree Bears Fruits! by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • (6/4/2006 11:24:00 AM)


    Dear Dr John Celes,
    How true it is, one will never know...God has His own timing.I was a bit discouraged today but your poem has once again reminds me of God's will, not mine that will be fulfilled. How vividly you described the creatures thqat made the tree their homes, it reminds me once upon a time I have seen this tree in a remote village where my maternal great grandmother once live. I was 4-5 years old, never afraid of all the crawlers or even the earth worms. Life has been beautiful and simple..... I like your poems!

    Kind regards, Stacey
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 12, 2006



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