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

Gold Star - 17,183 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

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

Oh, praise me not in a limitless way;
O’er-praise puts mind in enshackled a sway,
Distorting its performance thereafter;
An o’er-enthused mind can’t function better.

The hard-earned, older virtues won o’er years,
In moments of flimsy praises by dears,
Feels weaken’d from its adverse/ill-effects;
Praises any human mind sure infects!

Praise me deservingly and nothing more;
Never praises in excessive measures pour;
It could inebriate my feeble mind,
Unless measured and properly refined.

’Tis better not to be praised if worthy,
Than be o’er-praised, ecstatic and guilty.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 27, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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