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

Gold Star - 16,688 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Grim Realities - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

You cannot build a nation strong
With love for fellowmen absent;
You cannot forge ahead in world
If corruption gross is present.

You cannot integrate the states
If love of neighbor is not there;
You cannot progress in all spheres
If you don’t care for poor welfare.

You cannot make a nation rich
If poor are poorer day by day;
You cannot pour the wealth in drains
If beggars live to die en way.

You cannot plan for cities smart
When farmers cannot make ends meet;
You cannot fly to mars and stars
When citizens have sores on feet.

You cannot make all things ‘high-tech’
And love your mother nature well;
You cannot copy world around
If matters within turn to hell.

You cannot harbor hate in heart
For citizens of all nations;
You cannot keep secular trends
By curbing freedom by sanctions.

You cannot wear a mask on face
And dubiously smile to all;
You cannot dream and win a race,
Or integrate by building wall.

You cannot make false promises
And cheat the people whom you rule;
You cannot be a leader good
By selfishness or be a mule.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 23-09-2015

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Grim Realities by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • Liza Sudina (9/23/2015 3:39:00 PM)


    why politics always makes so sad? ? ? (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015



[Report Error]