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

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

Sonnet: What’s Life? - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Life isn’t a hundred-meters’ dash but ’tis
Rather a marathon of unknown length;
Life isn’t a matter of material bliss,
But of hard-work, will-power and mind’s strength.

Life isn’t a fifty-meters hurdles but
Rather a decathlon, grueling style;
Life isn’t a matter of a fine hair-cut,
But of struggles and protracted a smile.

Life isn’t a weight-lifting championship,
But tests one’s stamina in every way;
Life isn’t a war of nerves but of friendship,
Of morals, goodness, ethics every day.

Life isn’t a rocket to glory, stardom,
But a sustained access to God’s kingdom!


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 17, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, March 5, 2010


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