Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Rookie (10.6.1938 / India)

Never Say Die - Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Never Say Die (A Rondeau in Pentametre)

Never say die though hardships hound your head:
They come not singly, has it not been said?
These troubles are like social beasts and birds:
They always come and go in flocks and herds,
By no apparent leader being led.

So cower not but challenge them instead:
They all will flee if only some have fled.
To foil fear, Bravery's belt who gird
Never say die.

Yes, triumphed they, profusely who hd bled
And yet, with courage, conquered demon Dread.
Of such heroic persons haven't you heard,
For whom Victory was the main watchword?
So though you bleed, as long as you're not dead,
Never say die.


Comments about Never Say Die by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

  • (1/11/2009 12:37:00 AM)


    A bewitching Rondeau replete with alliterations and befitting rhymes! ...10+ (Report) Reply

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  • (1/11/2009 12:14:00 AM)


    A most thought provoling poem... Ten. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2009 11:57:00 PM)


    A great poem bring out the need for will-power and tenacity of purpose. (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2008 2:56:00 AM)


    inspiring poem! ! !
    poem everyone must read.
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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (12/13/2008 7:49:00 AM)


    As you say death alone does not solve all our problems. Life is God's gift that should be utilized for the benefit of mankind. (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (12/12/2008 11:49:00 PM)


    A wise maxim to live by - - and we echo your sensible and well written verse, that when troubles come we must try to meet them...... thank you for this (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2008 12:02:00 AM)


    You have mastered this form of poetry. One I haven't tried but you have inspired me to give it a try. I really like the layout of it and you're wording is just wonderful (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008



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