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Theme: Awakening Share This Page
Celebration
by Prof. Dr. Anil K. Prasad
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Yesterday was a day
To be remembered
For me and
To remind me –
Politely, wisely, lovingly –

Of the roads not taken
Showing me –
Directions in darkness

Man-made darkness
Self-made darkness

Now I decide –
To follow yesterday
To change my ways
Of looking at things
And responding to them—
Wisely, standing rock-like
Unperturbed—

Standing in the midst
Of attacks rock-like –

I was told yesterday—
Politely, wisely, lovingly—
All my past deeds to people
Done, will vanish
I listened with admiration

And later  bemused mused
On the wisdom of those
Who we often ignore
And make ourselves Ignorant
 
Of the mistakes of judgment
We pass –

Yesterday guides today
And tomorrow
Yesterday does not die
Like Prahlad
Sitting  on Holika’s
Lap, in the midst of
Lapping  flames
It soaks us   afresh
(Like the colours
Of yesterday’s Holi)
To make us begin
A new day, in a new way …
 

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March 08, 2012
More By: Prof. Dr. Anil K. Prasad
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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you so much Dr Helaly for your insightful reading of the poem.

anilkprasad
03/13/2012 05:12 AM

Comment Really, it is very expressive. It reflects the wisdom of the author. It gives insights about the importance of time in relation to our memories and our actions.

Mohamed Helaly
03/13/2012 02:46 AM

Comment Thank you Sivamadhviyam, for your comments, expressed so poetically, with a blend of critical insight and lyricism.

Anil Prasad
03/09/2012 07:24 AM

Comment Splashing and Colorful .. reflection..Inspiration....blended with tradition....culminates into a "Great Celebration"

sivamadhaviyam
03/09/2012 04:38 AM

Comment Thank you Madhaviji. We are all blessed prisoners of hope!

anilkprasad
03/08/2012 09:25 AM

Comment The poem reasserts hope in a beautiful way.

Madhavi
03/08/2012 09:17 AM




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