On Human Emotions


-By Sitharaam Jayakumar

Anger! Thy name is like a curse:
You cause such profound distress;
Igniting grievance and spreading dislike
in both men and women alike.

Sorrow! You fill the heart with agony:
Making the soul cry in disharmony;
Among all alive, awake you tempt
to rain the copious tears of woe.

Arrogance! You really are a slayer of men,
Who can bring about any man’s downfall.
You really play by the proverb,
“The bigger they come the harder they fall.”

Oh Mirth! You are the great healer:
Cleansing the mind and soul;
Making them purer and cleaner
like they were never before.

Oh Love! You can create or destroy,
produce great beauty or mould immense grief.
Who has not heard of the Trojan war,
or the beauty of the Taj Mahal?

Oh Happiness! you make the soul sing
with profound and beautiful hymns:
You fill the heart with great joy;
You are the most cherished of them all.

About the Author-

Someknow it from the very beginning, for others this discovery is no less than an amusing surprise. Sitharaam Jayakumar, IT professional for past 27 years, happened to discover his unpremeditated zeal during a lazy weekend after penning his first ever poem for his darling daughter. It was just the beginning.


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