Kumarmani Mahakul

Gold Star - 416,946 Points (Gandam, Dist-Deogarh, Odisha, INDIA)

Yes Grandpapa Yes. - Poem by Kumarmani Mahakul

One day Tuna Toni
Came me and played,
Other children played too
In eager they said.

"Grandfather Grandfather
What is called greed?
Our teacher said yesterday
"Children, it is poisonous seed."

I said to children,
Poisonous seeds originate
Poisonous trees spread everywhere,
Greed sprouts greedy
Who harms other in dare?

Greediness is bad quality
Does harm to people,
Greedy man hurts other
For desired things ample.

Children, be aware of
Greediness and you play,
Do your duties daily
In time, do not delay."

I advised them in love,
Said, dear children,

"Honour your superior
And love to all,
Pray to God mindfully,
And get peace, love and doll."

"Yes Grandpapa yes"
Said they and frisk,
I think, How simple!
They are; they have no risk.

Topic(s) of this poem: greed

Poet's Notes about The Poem

In this poem a conversation has been made among the children and poet about the greediness. One day Tuna and Toni with some children came near to poet and played. Poet loves children very much. Children with eager said to him, "Grandfather, What is greed? Our teacher said yesterday that it is like a poison seed. How is it? " Poet with please said them that poisonous seeds originate poisonous trees everywhere. So also greed sprouts greedy, means a person may be a greedy man or woman if he or she becomes the prey of greediness. Greediness is bad quality. Greedy person does harm of himself and others when he or she does not get huge amount of wealth or money as per his or her desire. Poet addressing to children said to be aware of greediness. He further said them that they should play cheerfully and do their duties daily in scheduled time. The poet advised the children to honour the superior and to love all. They should pray God mindfully and gain love, peace, happiness and kindness etc. Children with pleasure said, "Yes, Grandpapa yes" and jumped with joy. Poet thinks himself, how the children are simple! They have no risk of anything. This is the theme of the poem in nutshell. This is written in Deogarh, Odisha, India on this day of 6th November,2014 and is dedicated to the people of the world.
Grandpapa - Grandfather
Tuna - name of a boy
Toni - name of a girl
Eager - full of strong desire
Sprout -begin to grow
Dare - impudence to do something risky
Ample -plentiful
Delay -be late
Frisk -leap or skip playfully
Risk - possibility of loss, injury, danger etc.

Comments about Yes Grandpapa Yes. by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • alan brown (5/6/2018 2:12:00 PM)

    Fear is in every man and will haunt him all of his life. if e could control our fears this world would be a peaceful place. loved your poem Kumarmani (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (1/6/2018 2:56:00 PM)

    i'll make just one 'grammar' suggestion: Instead of In eager they said......i'd use: In eagerness they said or They said eagerly
    Grandfather (and teacher) have give good advice to the children.
    bri :)

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  • Luo ZhihaiLuo Zhihai (9/28/2017 5:33:00 AM)

    Is the age sixty of a person ripe?

    Yes! Ripe life is beautiful!

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (12/26/2016 10:55:00 PM)

    A lovingly conveyed message about why we must shun greed, the evil that destroys our social fabric. The poem also tells children to respect their elders always and also pray to God. Great poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar JawadAkhtar Jawad (10/9/2016 4:15:00 AM)

    What a great poem! wonderful words of wisdom by a grandfather to his grandchildren. (Report)Reply

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (11/11/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    Listening to the wisdom of our Grandparents are crucial and in this poem you speak of a Grandfather, and that's wonderful...Excellent poem..... (Report)Reply

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  • John Shea (11/18/2014 9:02:00 PM)

    You can tuna piano but you cant tuna fish. (Report)Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley (11/17/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    Greed is a big problem in the world today, but your wonderful poem teaches well that greed is not good. Good lesson for grandpas to teach the young ones that they may know the difference. (Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (11/10/2014 8:46:00 PM)

    This poem is a teaching in better way in step or in rhythm in a beautiful manner with lovely note -the greed is wonderfully described and this poem must be read and make children to read and recite very nice poem sir (Report)Reply

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  • Salini Nair (11/9/2014 1:54:00 AM)

    beautiful write from the side of a grand father......nice description sir..... (Report)Reply

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  • Saheb MohapatraSaheb Mohapatra (11/9/2014 12:07:00 AM)

    a child knows not what's greed........................great poem, sir.........................the entire poem is heart-touching.........thanks (Report)Reply

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (11/8/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    A very nice poem with a message against greediness. The last stanza i liked best. Tnx. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 8, 2014

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