C. P. Sharma

Gold Star - 14,872 Points (July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)

I Am Civilized - Poem by C. P. Sharma

I am a complete hypocrite,
I can hide Truth with ideas bright.
I am cunning, I am civilized,
Counterfeit truth I have baptized.

Naked truth I can't face,
I believe in stylized grace.
Of body's beauty I feel ashamed,
It conceals in tinsel attire framed.

Honey tongue and a heart of gall,
The world to me an easy prey fall.
Season's sense the sex has lost,
Its Nature assigned role is frost.

Nature's gifts I have moved to zoo,
From top to bottom artifice I woo.
Craftily the flora and the fauna effaced,
Them Teddy bear, fake flowers replaced.

On weekends the gardens don't attract,
For sunbath the beeches are not the tract.
Of time for these I am hard prest,
Casino culture is my sole interest.

For singing birds I can't pause,
My ears are now tuned to jazz.
Morning's freshness I forgo.
I am used to late night show(s) .

I am more ferocious than the beast
On Nature's burial I do feast,
Human bombs are my new feat,
All cruelties I now beat.

I don't look at my balance sheet,
How long shall I myself cheat.
I would better be a pagan now,
To nudist culture I shall bow.

The Buddha, the Mahavira and the Christ
With the naked Truth they had a tryst;
All embellishments they threw off,
The so called civilization they scoff(ed) .

Comments about I Am Civilized by C. P. Sharma

  • (3/27/2014 12:54:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your poem, dear friend, and applaud your use of rhyme. How true it is that the trappings of civilization are only skin deep. Too often the appearance of a gentleman hides the animal beneath. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/3/2010 12:48:00 AM)

    Quasi or pseudo civilization... on the cross road we’re at…

    Swami. Vivekananda said
    Don’t intervene to society’s trend [doesn’t be a reformer] in R.K.Mission mission and vision …but he added also ‘Be’ and ‘Make’ …= humaneness... and as poet you did that...
    Sir it’s a very contemporary poem …
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (10/29/2009 2:22:00 PM)

    The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties…self deception in finality.
    Indeed the tale of day.
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    'Ultimating in Zeroing' a poem.
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  • (8/20/2009 9:27:00 AM)

    This world is far from civilised, I sometimes wonder if it ever will be....not in my lifetime anyway...

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  • (5/21/2009 8:32:00 PM)

    The poem is very informative about today's civilization. You've reach us there! Good write, but it think it's better without the end rhymes. Keep writing and thanks for sharing your poem to us. (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2009 3:33:00 AM)

    The idea is very good, the vocabulary is sophisticated, but I think that it would be better without rhyme (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2009 3:28:00 AM)

    an impressive write...meaningful.... (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 4:08:00 PM)

    Concept is fine, but does not work for me (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 4:00:00 PM)

    Very, interesting and well thought out, too!
    I'm very pleased, to critique, for you! If you,
    could spare the time, I'd like you to read,
    one of mine. Now, I'll give you the names
    of two and hope, I will be hearing, from you!
    'Two Hearts Together', 'Rebound'.
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 2:02:00 PM)

    Glad to meet ya my friend
    You have been busy C.P. welcom to the show!
    Through your words I can very well relate to your state of mind unless what I read is also a counter-fit. And If so, I have no choice, but to read more, and I will, to better learn of one of my new friends10+++
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  • (5/15/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    your poem depicts the nature of man, it shows real pictures. great, GOD bless (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    black and white truth of I am civilized........you have penned well and it brought alivef my tryst with the society.......great write......plz see my 10++ (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    black and white truth of I am civilized........you have penned well and it brought alivef my tryst with the society.......great write......plz see my 10++ (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    black and white truth of I am civilized........you have penned well and it brought alivef my tryst with the society.......great write......plz see my 10++ (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    Many of us at some time are tempted by desires, trapped by the false flashy trimmings, of a so called civilised life. They miss the beauty of the natural world, being too wrapped up in themselves. Life is a choir not a solo performance. C.P. a great write of wisdom. Bob (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 7:50:00 AM)

    The life offers much still we embark on a quest as what we are looking..we really do not want to seek. (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 7:44:00 AM)

    flora and fauna..plants and animals...in replacements of true living things, handy tokens are easier to give, , , and that is a part of civilization..education, technologies, politics, governments can change the environment and that is civilization...tho states are separated from churches, it helps to promote good relationship to people..and if these people are already oriented to this kind of civilization, so they are civilized...naizz (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    A tragedy of our times, but then why our present civilisation should do better than the ones that preceded ours. A great catch, well penned and indicates an awareness that is a scarce commodity nowadays. Well done, Cheers! (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2009 3:25:00 AM)

    Yes what have we achieved through civilisation... nice penning... Alf (Report) Reply

  • (11/30/2008 7:10:00 AM)

    a real ntrue piece about our civiloised diplomacy-10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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