Dr John Celes
Original name: Dr.CELESTINE A.RAJ MANOHAR M.D.,
eighth child and second son of father (late) Shri.A.T.Antoniswami M.A., L.T., of Trichy(retd Teacher and Naval officer) and mother Mrs.Stella Thangamarie of Trichy(house-wife) was born on Valentine's day of 1957 at Coimbatore of devout Roman Catholic Tamilian parents with well-educated siblings; He received excellent english -medium education at Carmel Garden Matriculation School, Coimbatore; completed his M.B.B.S., at Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore in Dec 1979; M.D.(General Medicine) in March 1989 at Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore; The poet started writing english poetry serendipitously and ... more »
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- Some Truths I Learnt...
- Sonnet: Thank You Dear Medical Colleague...
- Sonnet: On Valentine's Day
- I Could Not Be...
- Valentine's Day (in acrostic)
- Celebrating Valentine Day with Spouse
- A Valentine Poem by a Valentine
- Delhi's Magic Man
- Delhi's Mighty Magic Broom!
- Happy Birthday, Dear Elder Sister!
- Honesty Pays Richer Dividends
- Are These the End-times Then?
Dr John Celes Poems
Sonnet: A Lost Friendship
You were my friend then: now almost stranger! Our friendship appeared once very glorious; What happened meantime, gives me great anger; Our friendship no longer remains serious.
Respect your elders all if they deserve; Respect your servants too who you well serve; Respect your father for tilling the soil; Respect your mother for her love and toil.
Sonnet: On School-life
First day we stepped into a school was great- In uniform with school-bag, looking cute! We could not walk or run and had a slate; We learnt to read and write and be not mute.
Love is not of minds alone; Love is not of hearts that yearn; Love is not of bodies entwined; Love is more than the finest wine!
Sonnet: Change You Can But…
Change you can your hair color, not your skin; Change you can your smile and grin: not your eyes; Change you can your sex partners, not your kin; Change you can your sinful life: Be soul-wise!
Sonnet: The Magic of Poverty
A birth in poverty is luck supreme! A death in poverty, a great blessing; A life of poverty is rare a dream; Achievements great, stark poverty can bring.
Retirement? Retire man, so what! ’Tis just a natural thing That many tend to do.
Sonnet: The Man of Pride
O man of pride, do come down from your heights! ’Tis lonely sitting in a chair like that; The dizziness could cause you sleepless nights; Please condescend, come down to us to chat.
Sonnet: True Faith
Yes, faith can lift a mountain from its base! Yes, faith can turn a river off its course; Yes, faith can win an impossible race! Yes, faith can calm a lion as he roars!
O thank you mom, for all the things you did; O thank you mom, for being nice to us; O thank you mom, for toiling hard for all; O thank you mom, for all the love you gave!
Sonnet: Don’t Blame Nature
Why challenge Mother Nature, man, in vain? Accept her superiority and pow’r; One can’t traverse with equal speed each lane; Take blame for every flood, wind, drought and show’r!
When trust is lost, how can things move forward? When love is lost, how can friendship remain? When hope is lost, living remains awkward; When fairness lost, most men could turn insane!
A Tree Speaks Out!
I’m born from seed within the earth, That’s watered by the sky; And once the sun bathed me with heat, Lo! I’m a seedling made.
If we can laugh, our heart-aches disappear! Our minds become freed off tensions and stress; If we make others laugh, they lose their fear, And become dear, starting to us caress.
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Sonnet: A Lost Friendship
You were my friend then: now almost stranger!
Our friendship appeared once very glorious;
What happened meantime, gives me great anger;
Our friendship no longer remains serious.
Fool you were, to be misled by others,
Who drove a giant wedge ’midst our friendship;
Cut off is our friendship, which me bothers;
A nadir has come in our relationship.
What years of intimacy have been lost?
You’ve been foolish, very much on your part;
Our friendship today is just but a ghost;
Won’t your eyes see the true love in my heart?
Dear friend however,...