November 21, 2007

Poem: Give, Share, and Serve

I am perfect, the best, and am beyond anyone's reach is what I thought
Until I was shattered and then felt am flawed, and then perfection I sought
Thankfully over time, realized it's alright to be human, at times also dumb
Now know failures are acceptable, as long as I successfully overcome

Commit no fault, make no mistake is the only right path, I thought
Then came a time when I blundered and then off guard I was caught
Wished to escape from it all but no, time taught me to take a turn
Face the consequences, and with those incidents I did wisely learn

There's nothing to be afraid of, or ever alarmed of is what I thought
A few intimidating incidents then, and in those days to stay alive I fought
Now I know it is fine to fear but not make it the reason for downfall
Understand I have enough courage each day to live in the midst of it all

Am strong, I'll always succeed in all my life's journeys is how I thought
But then faltered, stumbled, also fell, and with anger I was fraught
Then realized failure in that journey is not the end, for victory, I must rise
Gather strength for each new day and live in cheer, that's life's best prize

No one is allowed to have the best of me is what I foolishly thought
Arrogant attitude does not help I soon realized the melancholy it brought
I understand now pride, vanity and insolence should not be my verve
Realize now the best gets out of me as I sincerely give, share and serve.


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26 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

So very true, and aptly spoken. There is no better life, I don't think, than to give, share and serve. The reaping is bountiful.
TM

bendtherulz said...

loved the words.....so true. Loved the start up line and last stanza a lot....somehow could visualize the journey.

You are another person ( like Cuckoo) who has such way with words.

Tk care ~

backpakker said...

life is worhwhile only then ...can almost feel the words ..beautifully written..

Sam said...

"Realize now the best gets out of me as I sincerely give, share and serve."

so beautiful and true!!

Dan said...

This is beautifully written, and has a wonderful sentiment. It's Thanksgiving in the US today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! With hugs.

Sameera said...

What a wonderful poem!People with such thoughts are just what the world needs :)

Bradley's Mom said...

Thank you SO much for your wonderful birthday wishes. I truly appreciate that!!

Happy holidays to you!

I LOVE your blog!!

Linda

San said...

Celine, what a heartfelt piece of writing and very in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season we are embarking on here in the U.S.

May your journey of sharing continue to bring you much joy!

GMG said...

Hi Celine, , sorry for having taken so much time to come back here, but these last weeks have been awful. And the future is not promising, but I’ll try to get some time to enjoy your posts...
Absolutely adored your Jaipur pictures. One day I'll also take some there...
Have a great weekend, with lots of beautiful poems!
Gil

Pijush said...

Wonderful Poem Celine, Nice work. I liked the retheme.

CHEWY said...

We live and learn. The wise ones learn from their mistakes and realize that everyone has imperfections. We all have faults.

"Realize now the best gets out of me as I sincerely give, share and serve." - Beautifully written.

Crazy Me said...

Brava ... brava!!

Saibal Barman said...

It's pretty difficult to keep passions and logic together in harmony, particularly in poetic reflection. You've done it brilliantly. Identifying the self is the life and it enriches itself while it unfurls newer and newer facets of its entirety. It's a pursuit of perfection.
Thanks for sharing it.
Take care,

indicaspecies said...

ornery's wife:
Thank you for your visit and your kind words. I'm delighted that you agree with my sentiments. :)

indicaspecies said...

bendtherulz:
Hi, thanks a lot. I’m pleased that you loved the words. Cuckoo is talented, of course. Where's VoF-IV? ;)

indicaspecies said...

backpakker:
Thank you very much. :)

indicaspecies said...

sam:
Thanks a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed the words. :)

indicaspecies said...

Dan,
Welcome back to blogosphere and it's lovely to see you around. I hope you had a good holiday and glad you enjoyed my sentiments here. *hugs*

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,
A person who comes out with such observations is wonderful as well. Thank you very much. :)

indicaspecies said...

Linda,
I hope you had a great birthday and a happy Thanksgiving Day. I wish you a good holiday season with sweet little Sammie and the rest of your loved ones. I’m truly delighted that you love my blog. Thank you. :)

indicaspecies said...

San,
Thank you for all the compliments, and the good wishes. I hope you had a good holiday season with your loved ones. :)

indicaspecies said...

Gil,
No need of apologies, I quite understand. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Jaipur pictures and I hope you get to visit the place sometime. Thanks for your good wishes. :)

indicaspecies said...

Pijush,
Thank you very much. :)

indicaspecies said...

chewy:
I’ve learned overtime that my faults and imperfections are a part of my personality and now am fine living with them. I'm delighted that you liked this little creation Darlene. :)

indicaspecies said...

crazy me:
Thank you! Thank you!! :)

indicaspecies said...

saibal barman:
You are right in recognizing I’m making an attempt at identifying self. This poetry has been a kind of self-analysis and self-discovery. Your analysis is excellent. Saibal, thank you for the generous compliments. :)