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The debt we owe

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Malathijagan, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    [FONT=&quot]The debt we owe[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]

    I have a plea to our countrymen,[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] Rich or poor, mighty or meek,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] There is a debt we need to keep,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] And about that debt, I’d like to speak.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] If you are a billionaire, [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Don’t hoard even a penny unfair.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] By taking just this much of care,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] You contribute our country its due share.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] And,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] If you are a millionaire,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Just go and pay your taxes fair.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] By doing just this little bit,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] You contribute to our countries kit.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] And,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] If you are a salaried class,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] You too could put in your little bit.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Go; lend the poor a helping hand[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] And pull them up from where they stand.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] And[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] If you are too poor a man[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] That meeting ends are an uphill task,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Still you’d have some wee-bit left[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] To care for the needs of the creatures bereft.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] For from nature we should learn-[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] A lofty mountain or a lowly worm,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] They all perform their duties sound,[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] To nature’s order they are bound.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot] A mountain blocks rain bearing clouds[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] Thus bringing to earth rain abound.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] An earth worm too performs its task[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] By tilling the soil without being asked.[/FONT]
     
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  2. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Malathijagan,

    Your poem as usual gives a good message in nice words. I am reminded of the famous saying by American President John F. Kennady's famous saying, ' ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country'.

    Regards,

    TDU
     
  3. lalithasai

    lalithasai Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Malathi,

    This is a lovely post and I strongly agree that we all owe a lot to the world that we live in. You surely have expressed very well that no creature in this world other than human beings fail to do their duty. And that's exactly what I feel too.

    Neither we nor the country does much in return for all that we've received. Why would one care to pay taxes in full, when that tax money goes to fill the politician Belly?

    How many of us even care to keep even our own surroundings clean, though nature's been always giving than taking. Our debts are rising like the sky scraper that we are building. It's sad but true that of the billions only thousands really care about the way we live. So definitely what we owe is much more than we can ever think. But I'm glad atleast there are thousands who'll live life by nature's law so divine indeed.

    Have a lovely day.




     
  4. raginiprakash

    raginiprakash Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Malathi,

    A lovely poem indeed!! You are surely gifted!!

    We all have our duties & responsibilities as citizens, but how many of us even take it seriously?? As u said, we sure can learn a lot from nature.

    Ragini.
     
  5. Kamla

    Kamla IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Malathi,

    I enjoyed reading this simple but very profound poem of yours. The ideals are lofty, just like its poetess who dares to compare the lofty mountain to a teeny weeny worm! It does not matter how big or small a person one is in the social structure, all one needs is an honest heart.

    L, Kamla
     
  6. Nivedi

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    Dear Malathi,

    I admire your flow of words and the little messages that are hidden amoung them.

    Regards,
    Nivedi
     
  7. slp807

    slp807 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Malathy,

    Ur poem is very nice reminding us the duties of being human.
    keep them coming!

    cheers
    sreelatha
     
  8. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    Thank you Tamil, Lalitha, Ragini, Kamla, Nivedi and Sreelatha for having expressed your views on my poem. Its nice to know that you all enjoyed reading it.
    Regards
     
  9. lathanarasimhan

    lathanarasimhan New IL'ite

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    Hi malathi,

    A very nice poem indeed. Mlre than that I like your Quote

    " no one can make us feel inferior without our consent"

    100% true.

    regards latha:wave
     
  10. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    Thank you Latha for complimenting my poem. And that quote impressed me very much.So I have used it as my signature.
    Regards
     

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