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veeraiyah subbulakshmi


The Lesson Was Wrongly Taught


There was a series of pictures,
A lion and four bulls in caricatures,
The four bulls faced the king as the warriors,
The turning of the lion with its face sadder,
In the following pictures,
The lion chased the bulls to get a loner,
To jump and suck its neck’s sweet water,
The lesson taught was slightly clumsier,
when we are alone we don't have strength,
The lesson that was not learned was,
We are mightier when we are together

Submitted: Friday, July 12, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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after reading a poem from Tirupati C, I thought about another lesson that we had learned in India as young children.

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  • Walterrean Salley (7/18/2013 4:00:00 AM)

    Big difference! Indeed, the second lesson mentioned here is the more assertive of the two. Through keen observation, VS, thanks for bringing this to our attention. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/13/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    I thank you for your Poet's note. I think there are many lessons which apply in some conditions but where they don't apply are also significant. You have added another nice lesson out of a lesson. (Report) Reply

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