Somanathan Iyer


Difficult Times Of God (A Humor) - Poem by Somanathan Iyer

On a hot summer day afternoon
Bound to my village I rested under a banyan tree
A hefty figure was sitting on the other side
Going near I found him Lord Ganesa
Offering my respects I queried his being there
In a hush he said after taking a promise
Of not divulging his whereabouts to any one
Boys and girls appearing for exams
Coming round my temple offering coconuts
Asking me to get them first ranks
Without even studying a little bit
Unable to bear I ran away from there
Let them not know that I am here!


Comments about Difficult Times Of God (A Humor) by Somanathan Iyer

  • (7/10/2013 11:16:00 AM)


    It is true that people want to get things done without doing their duties. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/10/2013 11:16:00 AM)


    It is true that people want to get things done without doing their duties. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/28/2013 10:20:00 AM)


    Poor Ganesa. People go to God for passing exams or getting visas. The saying is 'God helps those who help themselves'. You are blessed to find Him on your way. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (6/27/2013 11:37:00 PM)


    I have also thought about such a fate of Ganesh and have written a humorous piece on the subject in Malayalam. Not only the students would approach him but all those who have grievances. Where would the god escape? A good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (6/27/2013 10:35:00 PM)


    A very nice sarcasm against the superstitions.No Personal God actually come and help but our confidence from the belief that He will do so.Confidence boosts the Concentration of mind that in turn make our work/exams a success.Bhagavat Gita itself tells, Yogascha chitha kuru Karmani [Do your work concentrating mind in it].You have done the good job for readers to think. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013


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