Treasure Island

chandra thiagarajan


Like Veena- -Like Nation


*Veena is a lovely musical instrument
It looks beautiful and magnificent
It has a number of strings.
.
If the pitch of each string is different
The emanating music is unpleasant.

If all the strings are in the same pitch
There is no hitch
And good Music to the ear it fetches.


Like Veena is our beautiful Nation
It is great with approbation
It has a number of religions.

If the pitch of each religion is different
The emanating incoherence is unpleasant.

If all the religions are in the same pitch
There is no hitch
And Peace to the country it fetches.


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L et there be harmony amongst religions of India for Peace to reign!

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Submitted: Friday, May 24, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 09, 2013

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*Veena is an ancient plucked string musical instrument from India

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  • Shahzia Batool (6/5/2013 12:02:00 AM)

    OMG! Thanks for the poet's notes, as i got scared by the title in a very different context! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (5/29/2013 7:58:00 PM)

    A fabulous sound if it's well-tuned though. Brilliant metaphor - religions should sound against each other in a harmonizing manner. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (5/28/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    The comparison you brought here is appropriate.Loved very much.10+ of course. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (5/27/2013 5:22:00 AM)

    Very wise words. Let there be peace amongst all religions and all religious people. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/25/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    In a hassle ridden world of religious bigotry, religious tolerance and peaceful co existence are the imperative need and that alone can bring peace to our country! ! Beautiful comparison, Chandra! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (5/25/2013 3:58:00 AM)

    Wat a message! ur every poem gives out v powerful message n educates the readers! gud 1. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/24/2013 11:00:00 PM)

    All the religions pitch is same.....to do good for the humanity...the religion which does not follow the same is not a religion /attainment unto Ishwar/Lord/Allah / well penned (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (5/24/2013 4:46:00 PM)

    Fear... if you do not believe in my religion you are wrong and if you do not convert to my religion I am going
    to kill you. Only out of fear that your religion may be the right religion. (Report) Reply

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