S.zaynub Kamoonpuri

Be Choosy About Change!

Old is gold
and so's I'm told
Don't be in a hurry
to have all antiques sold
For this old adage
Todate water it holds.

Indeed the good old days
had some good old ways.

So I'd rather not exchange
old lamps for new
lest I suffer as in Aladdin's tale
and lose everything of value.

For if I lose my old lamps
I haven't a genie to restore my loss
Thus beware of modernism's shams
Don't let 'change' be your boss.

We should know what best be preserved
So olden values are granted the respect thus deserved.

For some 'olds' are such pure golds
that like gold they never fade nor catch moulds
Likewise some golden traditions are real treasures
that can't be left behind to the past generation
in exchange for surface new pleasures

For that would be soil, oops nooh, soul and culture erosion
Pray keep some olden golden customs from such corrosion!

Ah the old mores
they might seem such bores
but it's they who make
the best folklores!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 7,116 Points * Sunprincess * (12/17/2014 12:54:00 AM)

    ......loved reading this one....you are definitely onto something...it's true the older things seem to last longer... and newer things break faster, cause they are made to break....think I will hold onto my old things and buy old things, too :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 224 Points Joe Breunig (3/20/2014 9:42:00 AM)

    An enjoyable piece; loved the concept of this poem; change, for the sake of change, is not always good; wisdom must always be applied in the daily decisions made; wonderfully conceived.

    -Joe Breunig,
    author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 460 Points V P Mahur (2/16/2014 7:02:00 AM)

    You are quite right. modernism has given us some horrible things which we want to forget. Nice words! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,995 Points Bri Edwards (2/9/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    Todate water it holds...............to date?

    i wish my wife could take your advice and stop having parts of our house torn out and replaced with new! ! !
    the old was good enough for me! thanks for sharing. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 686 Points Lee Mack (1/21/2014 8:18:00 AM)

    Good reading... poems that read like self informed can span bilingual gulfs
    with less or free syntax and personal relationships...

    Lee (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 235 Points Yasmeen Khan (6/15/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    Old is really gold if it's the purest form of everything and some old may not be gold. You've penned the philosophy in a nice composition. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,017 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/14/2013 12:13:00 AM)

    Old is gold for certain period of time only and it has been override with new invention and ideas, but this poem is good and great to admire the old of recent days.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,551 Points Hans Vr (6/13/2013 2:31:00 AM)

    Good issue, excellenlty addressed in this very well written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lasoaphia Quxazs (6/10/2013 9:14:00 AM)

    Very good idea. I found it myself by buying something because it was new, but the old one was much better. However, it was too late. This is how we learn for next time in everything. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (6/8/2013 6:22:00 PM)

    The ideas expressed here are valid. Any individual or society that attempts dramatic and extreme change usually fails or has to suppress its people and one cannot clench their fist forever. Many products are poorly manufactured now with designed obsolescence and are ephemeral. A mix is good where appropriate. I write this comment on and I.phone 5 while sitting on my bed in a room with furniture more that 60 years old and still works well. Attitudes too and mores if they are valid keep them if hurtful and discriminatory ditch them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 120 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (6/6/2013 3:29:00 PM)

    Firstly, I agree with your points against Gulsher's arguments, I was born and grew up in a place where people used to respect and care about each other, but as I was growing up I noticed that things were changing and most of those changes has thrown humanity out the window...
    Love your poem and totally agree with the great message in it.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,690 Points Valsa George (6/4/2013 8:50:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! This is what I always believe! In the name of modernism, when we throw time tested values and modes of behaviour to the winds, the posterity will be in peril! Changes are inevitable and necessary, but for people of my generation old is always gold! ! Greatly enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 602 Points Paul Brookes (6/1/2013 2:36:00 AM)

    A very clever and thoughtful poem Now the new is important forgetting the past which holds many truths but the young never learn form history their too involved in making it. If we throw the baby out with the bath water we hold nothing sacred. Thanks for sharing 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,156 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (5/31/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    How u measure change depends on person to person. What u may find trivial another may find important. I tink modernism has brought some bad changes in norms n behaviour. As for aggressive natures man seems to b reverting to barbaric times true. (Report) Reply

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