Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Vice Begets More Vice


No evil mind or heart is called righteous;
An evil source begets just evil things;
Devils don’t care if life is most precious;
True charity from hearts good, loudly rings.

Goodness isn’t born from wretched human hearts;
You cannot feign for long doing good deeds;
Results are bad from total of bad parts;
To fire goes bad grain and harmful weeds.

Though potable is water made from brine,
God fills with water rivers fresh to drink;
A country can’t progress with vice and wine;
Sane minds and hearts can only good thoughts ink.

More evil’s born from evil every day;
The good, one does in truth alone will stay.

Submitted: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 24, 2014

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/23/2014 9:08:00 PM)

    a powerful poem on the status of our pitiful State Tamil Nadu...Tasmac should be closed to protect our children from poverty.. Well done, John, Keep writing.. (Report) Reply

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