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

Gold Star - 17,877 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

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

Just when I thought I’d paid a hefty price
For honesty in life, I realized
That after all, I’d done a thing so wise,
Although the world around me criticized!

Just when I thought I’d worked too hard in life,
But never got rewarded yet enough,
God gave me awesome problems / added strife,
To make my mind and heart really tough!

Just when I thought I’d tried to practice truth
In ways exemplary, more than I ought,
God made me understand its genuine worth,
And some more battles for that sake I fought!

To live a virtuous life is great a task;
But this is what the Lord one day will ask!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010

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