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

Gold Star - 17,159 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet- Control Desires, Man - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

A single Rose can well perfume your house;
One Rose can make your garden beautiful;
In life, you need a single house, car, spouse;
And something more is utterly wasteful.

Why fail to smell your garden-Rose but see,
The flowers wild, which meadows grow road-side?
Why fail to pluck fruits from your own fruit-tree,
Yet, long for one which is your neighbour's pride?

Be content Man, with whatever God gives;
Never covet thy neighbour's ways, life, goods;
A happy man with contented heart lives;
with pleasure, pain comes from quixotic goods.

Control desires, lest, they control you;
Is not the wayside beggar happy too?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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