Ponniah Ganeshan

Veteran Poet - 1,362 Points (Sept.06,1950 / Sri Lanka)

I Was A Blank Sheet - Poem by Ponniah Ganeshan

I was a blank sheet
With no any writing on it
When I was born;
I was a flower blooming
With dew drop wet
When I was a child
With a smiling

Then, everything thrusted into me;
The things that I observed from my parents
The things that I learnt from my teachers
The things that I read from books and doctrines
I, the blank sheet is now full of writing
Devoid of my true essence and my thinking.

You call me a Hindu;
I call you a Buddhist
We call them Muslims and Christians,
Forgetting that we are all human.

Yet, we still have the heart rushing to rescue
A man fell on the road bleeding
May he be a Hindu, Buddhist, Christian
Or a Muslim.

Yet, we have the heart to be pleasant
Looking at a child smiling in the bus or any public place.

Then, I become a blank sheet again
With no any writing on it.

Topic(s) of this poem: humane


Comments about I Was A Blank Sheet by Ponniah Ganeshan

  • Kelly Kurt (7/21/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    A well conceived and nicely written poem, Ponniah. Thank you (Report)Reply

    Ponniah Ganeshan(7/21/2016 1:05:00 AM)

    Thank you Mr. Kelly for your comment on my poem..

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  • Gajanan Mishra (7/20/2016 3:48:00 AM)

    we are all human, we should remember (Report)Reply

    Ponniah Ganeshan(7/21/2016 12:08:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for the comment.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 20, 2016


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