Peace, Be Not Proud Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Peace, Be Not Proud

Rating: 5.0

Peace, Be Not Proud (A Reverse Davidian)

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That world's entire wealth can't purchase you.
Perhaps you'll not be bought for silver, gold,
Saphires, rubies, pearls and diamonds too.
But dare you say, for LOVE you won't be sold?

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That high you dwell, atop a towering tor!
Like Bruce's spider, ceaselessly we will
Try to heave ourselves right up to your door
By scaling, inch by inch, your craggy hill!

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That none can see or hear you; so no clue
We have to track you down. But we can feel
Your presence versus present absence too:
Suffices this, your hide-out to reveal!

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That you, At'lanta-like, can keep mocking
Your chasers all for whom you're much too fast!
Like shrewd Hippom'nese, your pathway blocking
With 'golden apples', win we shall, at last!

Peace, Be Not Proud
Nandini Sharma 07 January 2009

Very well penned. Only Love, coupled with patient toil, like that of 'King Bruce's spider' can make make our chase of Peace faster and one day it may well be caught! Let us hope so!

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Bobby Blakewell 08 January 2009

An inspiring poem handing out to us the message that sincere and ceaseless toil for attaining our aims, whatever they be, will one day bear fruit.

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Dennis Tan 08 January 2009

The iron-clad framework of this 'fixed form' poem has not interfered with the fertility of your imagination nor with your all-round poetic talent in any way. Well done!

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Crista Keith 08 January 2009

If I say this poem is 'MARVELLOUS' it would perhaps be a euphamism.

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Carl Collins 08 January 2009

Simply fabulous! I have thoroughly enjoyed this poem.

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Ben Gieske 03 February 2009

A good effort to remind us of what we need to do to establish peace. I like this line, “But dare you say, for LOVE you won't be sold? ”

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Ivan Churchill 13 January 2009

If each one of us were like 'Bruce's spider' PEACE may pity us and allow us a closer view of it.

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Jan Shepherd 13 January 2009

Well done and Congratulations!

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Katy Sessor 13 January 2009

A perfectly penned poem! ...10

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Kala 11 January 2009

A great poem in great style!

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