Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Veteran Poet - 1,308 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Better To Be Quiet Than To Speak! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Go with the nature! Accept the reality!
Better to be quiet than to speak; it rewards!

But, there is a saying, 'Frog loses its life'
Due to making its croaking voice, inviting trouble!

Virtuous men who were ordered by God to heaven
Had to go to hell since they opened their mouth!

Here is a story!

Two friends earned good name
Due to their virtue and became fame!

When they happened to die on the same day,
They were taken to heaven by a special aircraft!

They saw a snake trying to swallow a frog
Pitying for the frog, one man said, ‘O’ Snake!

Is it not arrogance to kill a live frog?
Leave him!

The snake angrily said, ‘It is a normal destiny
That frog is supposed to be my food as honey!

As you speak against the rule
I curse you to go to hell!

The other man said, ‘what the snake did is correct!
Swallowing its natural food, Frog, is right!

The frog got wild and said, ‘you merciless fellow!
I am dying and you tell the snake against me to swallow!

The frog cursed, ‘You go to hell!
Hence both friends went to hell!

Go with the nature! Accept the reality!
Better to be quiet than to speak; it rewards!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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