Kumarmani Mahakul

Gold Star - 229,267 Points (Gandam, Dist-Deogarh, Odisha, INDIA)

Ephemeral Things - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul

Everywhere we see things those are ephemeral,
Even body is transitory in this world temporal.
Pen paper to paste and home we need often,
Motor cycle, aeroplane and cars are softened.

In everyday life we use many lovely things,
In past people used to use as human beings.
Nature deteriorates every useful thing gradually,
Some are lost and some are damaged finally.

No things are everlasting all are perishable,
Many things are buried many are invisible.
People, still run after these, are inveigled soon.
None these things can be liven in a little spoon.

But souls are eternal, eternal is supreme soul,
And this world is a drama stage we are to role.
Maximum time we engage for welfare of body,
We give little time for soul and lovely daddy.

We don’t recognise which is ephemeral or eternal,
Eternal are virtuous deeds says our tribunal.
Purity, truth, bliss, nonviolence and sympathy,
All these are eternal along with God, empathy.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poet here gives a clear picture about permanent things and perishable things. We see everywhere things which are ephemeral. Pen, paper, paste, home and body are transitory. Motor cycle, car and aeroplane in which we travel easily are too perishable. Nature gradually deteriorates each useful thing. There are some things which are eternal. These are virtuous qualities like purity, truth, bliss, nonviolence, sympathy. God is eternal too. We should pay attention towards the things and to God. This is the theme of the poem in nutshell. This is written in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India and is dedicated to the people of the world.
Ephemeral – lasting only a very short time
Temporal –worldly as opposed to spiritual
Deteriorates – make or become worse
Inveigle – entice
Liven – make or become lively

Comments about Ephemeral Things by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/3/2016 5:45:00 AM)

    In everyday life. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/12/2015 5:30:00 AM)

    Great poem.Wonderful advice.Thank you for sharing with your world wide audience (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (4/7/2015 3:50:00 AM)

    We run after the ephemeral and neglect the eternal....! Seeing man's rat race for power and position, one might wonder if we are going to be here on Earth ever...! Never.... the moment we are called back, we have to exit the stage! A poem high lighting the need for fostering our spiritual life too! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (4/6/2015 4:53:00 PM)

    People with your wisdom should be leaders in this world, Kumarmani. Not one of the powerful, historical tyrants or misers has escaped death. All their greed, anger, possessions and power ended in a blink of time's eye. While your gentle kindness and wisdom will surely grow beyond your days. Thank you for sharing sir.
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (4/6/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    World craves for ephemeral things. Everyone looks for short term gains. A long term approach is needed to lead a good life. Thank you for great advice conveyed through the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (4/6/2015 8:33:00 AM)

    The verse expresses spirituality and bears a valuable message: we forsake eternal for ephemeral, while we should pursue 'virtuous deeds'. (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (4/6/2015 4:20:00 AM)

    youNo things are everlasting all are perishable, wonderful. Enjoyed. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (4/6/2015 4:16:00 AM)

    No things are perishable all are everlasting. Wonderful.enjoyed reading. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (4/5/2015 6:28:00 PM)

    Wonderful words penned. You always turn the simplest topic into a masterpiece that creates thought. Thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 5, 2015

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