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

Gold Star - 17,581 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: On Power - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Let Pow'r be not a whip in hands of few;
If it be then, let it not flay with ease;
Let it remain a symbol, just a cue;
For that’s the way, the world can live in peace.

Authority is like a rubber Snake;
If live and poisonous, it gruesomely kills;
It should remain with you just for namesake;
And settle problems but not create ills.

Let Pow'r not corrupt persons in the chair;
Use it with impunity where needed;
'Tis not for use for purposes unfair;
Excessive pow’r displayed won't be heeded.

Power is just a robe, you don sometimes;
And hence, it cannot suit all men, all climes

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 20, 2003

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