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Theme: Expression


Kabira said, ‘Beg Not’
Christ said, ‘Cheat Not’
Amma said, ‘Hate Not’
Abba said, ‘Worry Not’
        Simply tread the properly chosen path
Sensing failure, “Fear Not.”

But every time I try to understand
or express the core thought
a caravan of words just comes along
populating the page
It perhaps has something to do
with the unfulfilled appetite 
of the contemporary creed
manifesting forever
as tempting greed
Living the ideals would have been
so simple and maybe 
instead of so much gabbling
I would have said:
“Conform, Talk Not.” 

Read Also:  Babble Gabble


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1462     Comments: 9

Comments on this Poem

Comment Very pithy and thoughtful!

Ideas ....dressed up in good clothing ... is not enough-
Unless and until brought into

Neera Pradhan
25-Jul-2020 08:03 AM

Comment It's the impulse of the muse born out of words of the wise that excites the mind.

BS Murthy
03-Jan-2013 01:05 AM

Comment Caravan of words populating the page - seems an intelligently concealed reference to Gang rapists or the corrupt politicians as unfolds in the next paragraph. Regardless, excellent poem otherwise too.

Roy D'Costa
02-Jan-2013 16:26 PM

Comment I'd say Words - Expressions - Hold not! Else, how will we be treated to this poem so full of truth, yet so lightly and humorously put? Thanks for sharing Mr. Rajender Krishan. Keep expressing...!

Padmaja Iyengar
02-Jan-2013 07:51 AM

Comment Very true....Many thanks for beginning 2013 by sharing such an excellent verse.

mandira ghosh
01-Jan-2013 12:16 PM

Comment Good poem, Mr. Rajendar! You have hit the nail on the head. Everyone should act and this year, it is time to ACT than TALK or BLABBER! Hope this year proves to be a year of ACT and real one at that and not imitation! :-)

P. Mohan Chandran
01-Jan-2013 11:38 AM

Comment Conform, Talk not. That is leading thought we should imbibe this first day of the New Year. Thanks

01-Jan-2013 10:58 AM

Comment So true...and so beautifully said...Thank you for beginning the New year on such a lovely note....

Rekha Chowdhary
01-Jan-2013 10:43 AM

Comment Conflict caught so well: Hedonistic impulses Vs. Idealistic aspirations; market Vs. simpler society. Cusp of change: Bewildered terminology, confusion.

01-Jan-2013 10:11 AM

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