Dr. Debasish Mridha


Giving Without Expectation


Never give a gift with the expectation to get.
Never love someone while expecting to forget.
Like the sun, who gives warmth and light for you,
Never complain, no matter what you do.

The river gives you life and water, but never regret.
Why are we so little? Asking for returns without respect.
Whatever you give, in disguise it comes back to you.
If you hurt someone, someway you're hurting you.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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  • Rookie - 0 Points N. A. (12/23/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    This is on my list of favorites. Too often people expect reciprocity. That' not what life should be about. Very well written, Dr. Mridha. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Denise Orrin (9/25/2014 3:56:00 PM)

    This poem speaks truly. In life, we should be more concerned about what we give and not what we get. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (10/11/2013 1:50:00 PM)

    Ah-ha, another interesting concept here; deep personal feelings. Read mine - How Long is Forever –
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,744 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/25/2013 12:08:00 PM)

    Give like sun and the river and move on. Like sun and river nothing diminishes. beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,342 Points Patricia Grantham (4/26/2013 9:04:00 PM)

    A truly inspiring poem.The best feeling that anyone can have
    is when they give, even better when no return is expected.
    A good write. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,787 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/13/2013 11:29:00 PM)

    Like the sun, who gives warmth and light for you,
    Never complain, no matter what you do.

    Tolerance with out reason is wrong, as we, Indians do in our country. other than this sun provides not only the warmth, but also creates the desert and the poles by its presence and absence! so..? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Banshari Mridha (1/27/2013 2:33:00 PM)

    This poem is about karma in which I strongly blve (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jane Wilson (1/24/2013 5:17:00 PM)

    Dr. Mridha, your words are so touching and powerful, yet so true. I applaud you and your beautiful poems! (Report) Reply

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