Somanathan Iyer


words of Wisdom 3


Venom is at tail ends for scorpions to sting
Venom in mouth glands for snakes to bite
A human mind filled with jealousy and revenge
Spills venom through all his words and actions

He who is not dutiful towards his parents
Ceases to exist morally or ethically
Termites in anthills seldom receive any attention
though millions of them exist and perish everyday

A simple fever got by rich and famous
make the news in media and gatherings
A marriage celebration in a poor's family
hardly gets noticed even by immediate neighbors

Better not to ascertain one's position
at a place that is hostile and unfavorable
A mountain is never belittled
even though reflected small in a mirror

crocodile in waters drags down even a mighty elephant
out of water it gets chased and hounded even by stray dogs
one's own living place gives all the edge and advantage
but not mere skills and physical strength one possess

Submitted: Sunday, March 03, 2013
Listen to this poem:

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

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

courtesy Vemana satakam

Comments about this poem (words of Wisdom 3 by Somanathan Iyer )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. heart of den, ademola oluwabusayo
  2. Rain, Neela Nath
  3. Somehow...Someway, Charles Hancock
  4. Truly Inspiring, Electric Lady
  5. Unrest Soul: Before Ebola Comes, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  6. मन साफ़ करता है।man saaf karta hai, hasmukh amathalal
  7. The Communists Recognize Only The Two, C.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. I AM, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Tales Of A Wife: Yes I Do, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  10. television, smriti chhibber

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]