Ramesh Iyengar

Freshman - 787 Points (15-03-1969 / Paramakudi)

When Buddha Woke Up... - Poem by Ramesh Iyengar

When Buddha woke up….
As bats, owls screeched in banyan trees,
Right inside the palace, a young man woke up…
To his right, his wife and children asleep.
Thought the young man ‘ Why should mankind suffer? '
With disease, old age, death…endless sufferings..?
Who has solution? And who'll save sick mankind?
Left the rich palace, his wife, children, riches and all.
Walked away far, this man, found a peepul tree,
Sat under it. Closed his eyes to meditate
to find medicine for mankind's diseases.
Till one day, light dawned upon him. Wisdom came.
Thus, mankind saved.
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Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about When Buddha Woke Up... by Ramesh Iyengar

  • Drtony Brahmin (7/16/2016 5:06:00 AM)

    Till one day, light dawned upon him. Wisdom came.
    yes it is in deep meditation and peace we receive the inspirations from God. prayer, silence, intuition, all are soooooo necessary in our lives........ thank you dear poet. tony
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  • Wahab Abdul (3/4/2016 8:27:00 PM)

    very good poem indeed, i liked it (Report)Reply

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  • (3/4/2016 9:50:00 AM)

    A great world of wisdom that shown in the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/3/2016 11:08:00 PM)

    Presentation of the poem and it's style are superb. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 3, 2016


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