Valsa George

Inspirational Quatrains.6. On Being Humane - Poem by Valsa George

Utter words of warmth to all you meet
If not possible, give a pleasing smile!
Every one can offer it absolutely free of cost
Sure it will leave the world less hostile.

Lend your ears to what others have to say
Having none to share is the greatest bane
When you listen, their frustration you allay
And rid them of all their unvoiced pain

Visit someone who is left desolate and lonely
Your presence will relieve them of their pain
Such a gesture will be counted as godly
It will give them a joy, they can hardly feign

Try always to sow the seeds of cheer
And make everyone happy around
To the needy, some little help volunteer
And feel for those in sorrow drowned

When we strive to take others’ cares away
No doubt, the purpose of our life fulfills
And peace and joy in our lives come to stay
For love is the panacea to all human ills

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Today is Onam for all Keralites. It reminds us of the golden reign of Mahabali and the days of happiness and prosperity when everyone was treated equal and no gap existed between the rich and the poor. Truth and Justice, Compassion and Co operation were the leading 'mantras' of the time. Now when such virtues are fast fading out, let us once more assimilate the spirit of Onam and think of our obligations and duties to our fellow beings and strive to make our lives and the lives of others happy.

Wish you all a HAPPY ONAM!

Comments about Inspirational Quatrains.6. On Being Humane by Valsa George

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/10/2017 6:31:00 AM)

    Warm words. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/2/2015 1:17:00 AM)

    Being human is so difficult these days. We need reminders all the time. Earlier we use to get them in our Moral Science classes. Now there aren't any. These words should be put up on a wall - in school, classrooms. perhaps it could change lives. thank you (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (9/1/2015 5:37:00 PM)

    Thanks for the timely reminder in lovely poem form. Wish you a happy belated Onam. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/30/2015 7:13:00 AM)

    Happy ONAM.
    The words of wisdom delivered remind me what to do. Such reminders are needed time and again. What if others said before? It does not matter. Repeat them again and again in words of your own.
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (8/28/2015 7:34:00 PM)

    Wonderful tips on the occasion of Onam. Very nicely structured and worded. I wish I could live them. (10) (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (8/28/2015 6:04:00 PM)

    Do WE ever need a celebration like ONAM - it's on my calendar from now on! More significantly I'm posting it in my heart. VISIT SOMEONE WHO IS DESOLATE AND LONELY - My best friend of 50 years is confined to a rehab center because of a traumatic brain injury; for 1 1/2 years I visit him once a week, he recognizes me, calls me by name, but there is no further sharing of memories or conversation. I read him every new poem I write, I read him poems he has written in the past - no discernible response. Seeing these desolate lonely visits in the context of ONAM will be an immeasurable help to me. As we say at PoemHunter, thanks for sharing, Valsa! (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/28/2015 1:02:00 PM)

    Thanks, though this festival was introduced to me by this lovely poem, I loved Onam and wish you a happy Onam. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/28/2015 12:22:00 PM)

    Beautiful! These things are so simple and free to do. I live by these guidelines and wish all humans did.
    Thank you, Valsa
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  • David Wood (8/28/2015 7:34:00 AM)

    Happy ONAM to you too. It doesn't cost any money to show kindness to others. Lovely poem Valsa. (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (8/28/2015 3:49:00 AM)

    Wow .a wonderful message that should definitely be propaganded and made viral.It has great relevance today as it adds to the importance of this day Thanks for the wonderful write. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2015 11:53:00 PM)

    This poem plays with the idea that love is powerful and being so can make for a better world, and in this the poem is write. The problem here with this theme is that much has been written on this subject or idea and to pen something new or that stands out is difficult.

    This try does not say anything new and some of the lines are just repeat, but the love and care with what you say this deserve some mark and bit of praise.

    To take on things such as love, God, the soul, death and so with these big topics is always a big risk because more often than none one comes out sounding the same, just a repeat, saying very much what many have said before, but I applaud your effort here.

    keep doing it!

    Luis Estable
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    Valsa George (8/28/2015 6:56:00 AM)

    I agree fully with you....... Yes, there's no novelty in the subject or the manner in which it is dealt. But we
    have to be satisfied with such mediocrity at times! Thank you Luis for your candid observations!

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2015 11:42:00 PM)

    Happy Onam to you and all Keralites and to all over world. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2015 11:39:00 PM)

    Try always to sow the seeds of cheer
    And make everyone happy around
    To the needy, some little help volunteer
    And feel for those in sorrow drowned.........Yes, as human, we must sow seeds of cheer that will return us the same. We must feel the sorrow of others. Very nicely and aptly presented. A marvellous poem indeed. ....10
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 28, 2015

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