Theme: Relationship

Ingratitude

by Dr. Jaipal Singh
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The tall and shaded tree
Kept on giving for life
Fruits, shelter and shade
To the family of this man.

The greedy and ungrateful
Man uprooted it one day
To procure its trunk and branches
For his petty commercial gains.

Ingratitude in human beings
It's so common nowadays
Elderly parents and grandparents
Are often abandoned and ignored.

14-Jun-2013

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Views: 1130     Comments: 8

Comments on this Poem

Comment I'm glad you agree.

jairathore
19-Jun-2013 00:41 AM

Comment True and touching!

Kulbir
16-Jun-2013 07:04 AM

Comment Nathmal Ji, I am very grateful for your so realistic review and deep analysis of the subject which also reflects your sound knowledge and learning of Indian mythology and Hindu way of life. Thank you so much and I wish you all the best.

jairathore
15-Jun-2013 12:53 PM

Comment Thank you, Padmaja Ji, perhaps it is a side effect and cost of being the highest evolved among all species..

jairathore
15-Jun-2013 12:46 PM

Comment Your reviews are wonderful, Rupradhaji, thanks a lot.

jairathore
15-Jun-2013 12:39 PM

Comment Human has a lot of wisdom.Even though he behaves with ingratitude.Why
does he behave so crude with others ? I think,it is his nature of selfishness ,
which doesn't allow to pay attention on teachers, elders,parents,friends relatives or othet creatures in this world.Only good "sanskars" can show
true path of duties, as he forgets them when it is his turn.There is a great
debt of duties,on man "Devrina","Pitrarina", & "Rishirina".It is true that"Dev-
Rina" is paid by 'pooja - archna' yagha & other religious performing." Rishi-
Rina" is paid now by Govt. to the teachers in form of salaries.But "Pitrarina"
is paid only by duties to parents.Those who have not interest for duty to
their parents or they neglect with them, the debt is not fully paid.And it is
forced to pay it by rebirth in form of a son or daughter or in other form of
"Karmas". Indian mythology is full of these instances.You have depicted
ingratitude so well that I have remembered a film of Amitabh Bachchan
named," Bagawan" which is well picturised on ingratitude.Thank you very
much Jaipal Singh Ji for good thoughts on current problem of our society.

Nathmal Sharma
15-Jun-2013 03:10 AM

Comment A poem with a great message. Indeed, human beings tend to be the most ungrateful! Thanks for sharing Jaipal Singhji.

Padmaja Iyengar
14-Jun-2013 22:57 PM

Comment wonderful..gave me goose bumps..so true!!

Rupradha
14-Jun-2013 21:34 PM


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