Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,698 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Care Of The Elderly - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

God, bless the souls who care for elderly!
Oh, what a lovely service they perform!
And wretched be those thinking cleverly,
Escaping duties, keeping them not warm.

The elder ones took care of us when young;
What love they showered when we were children!
‘They cooked us tasty foods with wet cow-dung! ’
They told us fables showing what’s heaven.

How can we then repay the love we get?
-By taking care of elderly in turn.
Can we ever repay their loving debt?
We fail to carry sometimes ev’n their urn!

The elderly can bless one’s family;
Their curses lead to ruin verily!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010


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