Cynicism. Poem by Nabakishore Dash

Cynicism.

Rating: 4.6


Some delegates from
our society greeted
and expressed wishes to
The rose.
Had there been no thorns
in your stems,
men would love you the most.

The champak.
If only you can lessen a bit
of your intoxicating fragrance,
the black bees would come to dance on your petals.

The flame of the forest.
People would appreciate most
if you add a bit of sweet odour
to your body.

The cuckoo.
A change of your pitch dark black
colour would make you more
beautiful than the thrush bird.

The crow.
Only changing your poignant
cawing from cacophonic to
euphonic would make you
the glossiest and best scavenger
of the world.

The ocean.
If your water were not saline
and frothy, you would be the
richest source of
pure drinking water.

The moon,
Had there been no maria,
the huge dark spots on your face,
You are the most beautiful
object in the night sky.

The Sun.
Had you possessed a constant
beauty,
like the rising and setting sun
through out the day, being
devoid of scorching heat,
it would have made you
the most powerful and blissful
celestial bodies
in the limitless sky.

All of them muted themselves
for a while, then agreed in a convention to teach man a lesson.Soon there came a chorus
venting their anger,
O our dear man,
in this agathokakological world,
you are not a diamond
of the first water,
as you
Possess a brilliant brain,
technically rich,
can bless and heal, but
engaged to kill,
a mind you can keep clean and tidy, but is full of anger, lust,
ego and greed,
a heart that loves not truly,
two lotus eyes with binocular
vision that see not the best in others,
two sensitive ears that
listen not with patience,
a tongue that causes all ills,
four sturdy limbs that can do
wonders but used in all disdains.
Kindly give up your cynicism,
try not to find other's faults,
see their merits,
concentrate on your own flaws,
rectify them
to peacefully waltz.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Find self flaws, over look other's faults to peacefully waltz.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rose Marie Juan-austin 08 September 2021

A wonderful and powerful poem imbued with great wisdom and insight. Meaningful message to humanity.

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Nabakishore Dash 09 September 2021

Thanks for appreciation Ma'am Rose.

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Bharati Nayak 05 September 2021

Let me quote--'The ocean. If your water were not saline and frothy, you would be the richest source of pure drinking water.'

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Nabakishore Dash 09 September 2021

Thsnks Ma'am.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 September 2021

I cite your concluding lines here: try not to find other's faults, see their merits, concentrate on your own flaws, rectify them to peacefully waltz. So very true. I have enjoyed your aptly worded poem. Excellent pom!

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Aarzoo Mehek 27 December 2021

How I wish we retrospect our own selves to make this world liveable. Thank you for such a beautiful poem.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 November 2021

She is a great lady poet. I love her poetry

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 10 November 2021

Cont....great reminder to everyone that we must use our attributes in a postitive way to have a wonderful co existence I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your wonderful comments. There is no greater joy than to be read. Readers are our validation as writers..

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 November 2021

Rose Marie is a very good poetess

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 10 November 2021

Revisiting this wonderful poem. The wisdom imbued in this wonderful write r

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