Somanathan Iyer


True Value - Poem by Somanathan Iyer

A diamond loses never its value
even if found in slush and sewage
slush and sewage will never be valued
by virtue of its hosting the diamond
A virtuous man will never lose his identity
even if found in the company of wicked
seldom a wicked will be respected
by virtue of his walking along with virtuous


Comments about True Value by Somanathan Iyer

  • Rookie - 460 Points marvin brato (9/24/2013 4:29:00 AM)

    Wise thought, a good man can never be put down! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,201 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/11/2013 9:19:00 PM)

    True value is always there. But I found instances where a virtuous man is accused sometimes when in bad company. Elders advise don't be in bad company. We don't know how these onlookers' attitude is. Beautiful ideas are in your poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 94 Points Aman Arora (9/10/2013 1:22:00 PM)

    Interesting piece.
    I suggest to edit the first sentence. It should be, A diamond never loses its value. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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