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Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Real Wealth


Stones that I
Threw into the sky
Are falling on me
Like hail in a storm.

I run for shelter
On open ground
I'm now the victim
Of my own folly.

I shouldn't have said
What I said then
I shouldn't have done
What I did then.

What you sow
So shall you reap
I did not follow
The well known rule.

I learnt my lesson
The hard way in life
Experience I gained
Not to err again.

Sayings and precepts
Are our real wealth
Wisdom they hide
Let's extract and follow.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: wisdom


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  • Silver Star - 7,522 Points Sandra Feldman (6/6/2014 8:30:00 PM)

    Didactically poetic. Simply but very clearly and directly said.
    Truth and poetry make great bed fellows.
    Thank you, Mr. Poet (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,505 Points Dinesh Nair (6/5/2014 9:42:00 AM)

    The stones now and then thrown upwards may fall on us and we flee from the scene in vain. Here your insightful reference is the other half our life in display.. We look on... we learn not... and that is the saga of life. A fine write sir. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,585 Points Ramesh Rai (6/4/2014 8:43:00 PM)

    Sayings and precepts
    Are our real wealth
    Wisdom they hide
    Let's extract and follow.
    Regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 913 Points Susan Lacovara (6/4/2014 6:42:00 PM)

    You have learned a valuable lesson, and were wise to pass it on to us! Such beauty in simple phrases such as these. PEACE (Report) Reply

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