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Theme: Positivism


One who knows how,
when and what to speak,
where and why to be quiet,
in all humility grows strong
to reign the wild horses
galloping in mind’s racecourse.

Such a proficiency allows
the whispers of the conscience
to be clearly heard with
a clarity of risk and reward,
for wise execution of actions
in every pursuit of life.

It trashes deranged impressions
that cause distressful delusions.  

Illustration by Niloufer Wadia


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 759     Comments: 10

Comments on this Poem

Comment Very Powerful imagery and effective metaphors and real good poetry.

28-Aug-2020 12:34 PM

Comment Think - a thousand times - before you open up. Cultivat deep thinking and you gain not only time but also many valuable things.

vvb ramarao
26-Aug-2020 23:38 PM

Comment Beautiful imagery!

Pavalamani Pragasam
24-Aug-2020 10:56 AM

Comment Good observation and attentive and helpful lines.

Varanasi Ramabrahmam
24-Aug-2020 08:20 AM

Comment This simple short poem says a lot for the apt and accurate realization of the peace , poise and beauty of life at no cost.
R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal

R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal
24-Aug-2020 01:53 AM

Comment Indeed self control is necessary for progress in life! Nice one!

T A Ramesh
23-Aug-2020 23:43 PM

Comment It is great to be a listener, but we like it not to listen and go on intercepting and interrupting rather than listening. Good manners have a value of their own, but in this age of vested interest we have forgotten the moral lessons taken nor do now the guardians teach it.

bijay kant dubey
23-Aug-2020 11:52 AM

Comment A deep philosophical poem... sieved from the experiences of life

Madhu Sriwastav
23-Aug-2020 11:26 AM

Comment To stay conscious is the highest state of being living in this conditioned body. This beautiful poem is like Bhagwad Gita re-enacted. That is why it begins with the condition, 'One who knows'. When Arjuna asks Krishna how does a devotee walk, talk, sleep etc. and the Supreme Lord answers the same at several placed, but very specifically in verse 17.15 which I quote here: "Austerity of speech consists in speaking words that are truthful, pleasing, beneficial, and not agitating to others, and also in regularly reciting (giving discourses) in Vedic literature."
But the qualification is to stay conscious.All noble qualities of human character manifest only when one is conscious.
And what does this consciousness means,is a different topic although and can be best explained by our esteemed boloji contributor, Mr Satya Chaitanya. Refer: Living Gita.

Sanjay Chowdhary
23-Aug-2020 10:33 AM

Comment Lovely poem sir.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
23-Aug-2020 09:51 AM

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