Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 24,964 Points (13-7-31 see reverse / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

Know The Game Of Life

Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

A rich man built up a stadium,
In a ground to play every game.
On the day of inauguration,
There was a big congregation.

It was a show of football match
A pleasure for them to watch
Both the teams played well
Kicking forward the football.

The rich man's father,
An illiterate old villager,
Who was the chief guest
Kept his face in utter disgust.

At the end he asked his son
Why each player wasn't given
A ball each to avoid their run
Between goals for that ball one?

A sorry figure, his son kept
At his father, a man ignorant
Of the rules of the game,
What a shame to his name?

Yes, knowledge is essential
For anyone to enjoy the thrill
Lest, in the game of life, he will
Be like a two legged bull.


Comments about Know The Game Of Life by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (9/7/2019 10:18:00 PM)

    Well expressed thoughts and feelings.................................(Report)Reply

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  • Julia Luber (6/21/2019 2:29:00 PM)

    Interesting perception of a father.son relationship and of how one person might see football in difference to another.(Report)Reply

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/10/2018 8:43:00 PM)

    Yes, knowledge is essential
    For anyone to enjoy the thrill

    Very true,(Report)Reply

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  • Reshma Ramesh (9/18/2008 6:56:00 AM)

    haha! ! very nice.......(Report)Reply

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  • Charles Garcia (3/7/2008 11:05:00 PM)

    excellent reminder; we should all take heed.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 22, 2005


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