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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- Happy Birthday, Dear Elder Sister!
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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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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!
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!
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: 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!
Retirement? Retire man, so what! ’Tis just a natural thing That many tend to do.
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!
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.
Sonnet - Money
Let money be thy servant, not Master; So, put thy wealth in use for mankind's sake; Let progress come for fellowmen, faster; What profits come if genuine, thou may take.
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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,...