chandra thiagarajan

Let Us Maintain Equipoise - Poem by chandra thiagarajan

One cannot always
Bask in sun shine
One cannot always
Be gratified and be fine.

There will arise
Trials and tribulations
Plans may capsize
With anguish and vexations.

Sorrow and bitterness
May start a strife
Grief and distress
Are the salt and pepper of life.

When man undergoes sufferance
And in misery is strained
Wisdom in concordance
In him gets ingrained.

Let us take happiness
As it comes and not be elated
And let us take sadness
In equal measure and not be dejected.

Both are not to our choice
Let us maintain equipoise.

Comments about Let Us Maintain Equipoise by chandra thiagarajan

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (1/21/2013 9:41:00 AM)

    Bhagavat Gita tells us, ....Sama Dukha sukha swastha...(12: 13-14) This is what your poem reminds me with good faith.Nice poem (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (1/20/2013 5:01:00 PM)

    Great poem Chandra, very wise - life is a mixture of happiness and sadness. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/19/2013 12:18:00 AM)

    This is a sparkling jewel of practical wisdom and a sure code to the secret of success! If we can maintain that equipoise in thick and thin, life would become more enjoyable! But it is not that easy always! A beautiful poem with a wealth of meaning! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013

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