Be A Lamp! ! ! Poem by C. P. Sharma

Be A Lamp! ! !

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Either be a lamp
Sitting at a place,
Emitting light beams
For swarming moths' solace.

Or be a moth,
Dance around the flame,
Forget your being,
Claim oneness with the flame.

Either be a forest,
Vast vividness embrace;
Lion and lamb live in it,
In diversity do their food trace.

Or be a seed,
Vast forest in embryo;
Get lost into the soil to see,
How does eternity mop & mow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Edward Kofi Louis 20 October 2015

Be a lamp to all with respect. Nice work.

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Rajnish Manga 11 October 2015

Amazing philosophical poem and a great articulation based on our day to day observations. Thanks.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 26 July 2015

This poem reminded me of a song I learnt during school days: Some like it hot, some like it cold, and some like it in the pot,9 days old. Though a lot depends on our circumstances and our destinies, I agree a lot depends on our personal choices too. Nice poem!

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Elena Sandu 04 April 2010

My tongue might be too poor for your poems! But my heart has a lot of space to fill, I take the liberty to let some of your poems go straight to it, thank you for writing so beautifully! ..I would like to be a moth....

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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 25 December 2009

what a profound thought...told so poetically..this poem inspires

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Elizabeth Padillo Olesen 04 August 2021

I find this a beautiful poem with rich images that stand before our eyes. Good language and flow.

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Mahtab Bangalee 24 June 2019

Either be a lamp Sitting at a place, Emitting light beams For swarming moths' solace.........// superb poem penned be a lamp be a lighter be a lightened path be the guider the path be the the crown of the path be the rider of the throne be the love for all

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Superb lines composed like a song sir, Thanks sir

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Renu Kakkar 29 October 2016

A nice philosophical poem shows how to live for others.

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Bakuli Bhakali 20 November 2015

Well expressed! Be a lamp or be the moth! Be the forest or the seed constitute it thanks for sharing!

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C. P. Sharma

C. P. Sharma

Bissau, Rajasthan
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