chandra thiagarajan

Laity Vs Nobility - Poem by chandra thiagarajan

Ordinary people—the Laity
Mediocre persons—the commonality
Eat and walk
Sleep and talk
Perform small acts
In the same tracts
Without constraint
Making several mistakes
With little knowledge found.

Exalted people—the Nobility
Persons with calibre—of dignity
Also eat and walk
Sleep and talk
But perform great acts
With wisdom and tact
With self – restraint
Executing work sans mistakes
With ample knowledge sound.

Comments about Laity Vs Nobility by chandra thiagarajan

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (7/30/2013 5:52:00 PM)

    there are many lessons to be learned, and we learn by doing. good write (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 19,416 Points Ramesh Rai (7/27/2013 4:19:00 AM)

    a very tough question. first of all what is the scale to measure. start from Adam n Eve. take the instance of Ram or Ravan, Krishna or Kansha but there r some person who becomes the preacher but still they seek for Nirvana. rest are common due to whom the existence of mankind.i do not feel any grnd mistake other than to hurt our fellowmen. thnx for exploring such grnd issue. with regards. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,165 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/22/2013 10:44:00 PM)

    Learning from mistakes and correcting oneself is more important. Nicely said. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,225 Points Kavya . (7/22/2013 4:33:00 AM)

    a nice comparison given on laity vs nobility.........enjoyed the read (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,413 Points Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 1:25:00 PM)

    Agree with David, we are all capable of something worthwhile. Interesting write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,157 Points Valsa George (7/20/2013 12:06:00 AM)

    Those who have wisdom and tact and self restraint are sure to succeed in life and they stand head and shoulders above people who have little knowledge and simply eat and sleep through life! Enjoyed the rhythm and the content of the poem! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,905 Points David Wood (7/19/2013 5:23:00 AM)

    As a species we are all capable of doing great things. A good write. (Report) Reply

Read all 7 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

[Hata Bildir]