Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Praising Words From Enemies..!


Courtesy worship by aiming with bow and arrow
Is only concerned to harm you, with a short time, narrow!

Likewise,

Don’t accept the exuberantly praising words
And not to allow worshiping you by enemies!

Hence,

Identify the enemies who speak nicely
And do harm when chance arises!

Identify the friends who is friendly
And advises you duly, when necessary!

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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hi,
This poem 'Praising words from enemies..! ' (the first two stanzas) is a translation of a poem from Tamil literature 'ThirukkuRaL' about false friendship.

சொல்வணக்கம் ஒன்னார்கண் கொள்ளற்க வில்வணக்கம்
தீங்கு குறித்தமை யான்.827 கூடா நட்பு

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  • Freshman - 1,155 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/4/2013 11:49:00 AM)

    Hello Mrs.Geetha,
    Thanks for your comment.
    Your comment itself is like a poem!

    It is very difficult to find
    who is our enemy and who is our friend....

    Some times we are forced to keep friends
    away due to misunderstandings

    we are forced to keep enemies
    knowingly or unknowingly some times!

    Life is complicated...! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,990 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem...It is very difficult to find who is our enemy and who is our friend....
    Some times we are forced to keep friends away due to misunderstanding
    and some times we are forced to keep enemies knowingly or unknowingly..
    Life is complicated...Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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