Dr John Celes

Veteran Poet - 3,840 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Prudence Poem by Dr John Celes

Seek not the things that others seek;
Say not the words that others speak;
Do not the works that others do;
Just do the ones that well suit you.

Live not the ways that others live;
Give not the things that others give;
Learn not the ways that others learn;
Earn not the ways that others earn.

Think not the ways that others think;
Ink not the way that others ink;
Sing not the way that others sing;
Do just things that contentment bring.

Take just the things in others good;
Eat just the needed healthy food;
Copy what is exemplary;
Just take what you can well carry!


Submitted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Edited: Friday, February 11, 2011

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  • Rookie Jamal Ludin (4/7/2007 8:30:00 AM)

    full of imageries creating visual impact (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emily =) (4/7/2007 1:53:00 AM)

    The rhythm carried through the poem is very good, i see the message in these words, and i can relate to them, well apart from the end line! ! ! Very well written. (Report) Reply

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