Somanathan Iyer


Words Of Wisdom 3 - Poem by Somanathan Iyer

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

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 3, 2013



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