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!


(5-10-2000)

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


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?

Comments about this poem (Prudence by Dr John Celes )

  • 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

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. 'Hope' is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson
  10. Why so pale and wan, fond lover?, Sir John Suckling
[Hata Bildir]