Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

How To Measure? - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Is weeping, a hobby that people like to do as a pastime?
No, it is a revelation of pressure and hurtful reminiscences,
That plowed their heart and mind to prepare the growing ground,
Those who succeed seldom shed tears, as they reaped,
The good bounty, out of the softened soil that produced,
Those who yet to succeed and have failed, always weep,
For the hurt is not only healed, but also become septic,
By constant poking that stops the wound from drying.
The success is cultural in nature and it is in our mind set,
Are all the people who have more than enough money successful?
Are those who have obtained the highest qualification, successful?
Are they, who have the power over people's life very successful?
Yes, they are really successful, if they have helped and are useful,
So, stop weeping. Think of those good actions that you have done,
Everyone of us is successful as long as we have touched another heart.
Success is not a yardstick to measure the happiness,
that is shared among various hearts that beat in synchronize.

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  • Hans Vr (8/19/2012 6:09:00 PM)

    That is a superb piece of wisdom.
    So true, success is not measured by wealth or education but by peace of mind and true happiness. So many wealthy people are truly unhappy. A popstar who is extremely famous and has billions of dollars in the bank and still commts suicide is among the most unsuccessful people in the world. I like very much the wisdom expressed. If we have peace of mind, we are not afraid to weep for a while if we feel sad. A few tears can help to live through the emotion, rather than store it a deep place in our mind.
    Excellent poem, Veera
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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