1.We should pray for the welfare of humanity
And, then, for our own;
This should be the spirit of religion—
Nothing but this alone.
Poem ”Spirit of Religion”
2.I did not have an address before I was born;
My parents conceptualised me, gave me a form,
A name and an address, for which I offer
This poetic tribute in gratitude.
3.Incessant downpour dampened my spirits today,
Which, otherwise, would have floated
On the skies wingless;
Blossoming trees fuelled my spirits
To soar to the rainbow yesterday
Which, otherwise, would have drooped
Like a dog’s ears unnoticed.
Yeah, my mood changes often,
But my soul is unaffected
Like the distant horizon
Which is destined to remain colourless,
Despite many a sunrise and sundown.
4.If you should ever be unkind,
I will only be kind to you;
If you should ever be ungrateful,
I will only be grateful to you;
If you should ever stab me in the back,
I will only bare my chest before you;
If you should ever cheat me,
I will only help you;
If you should ever hate me,
I will only shower my love on you;
For, now, I have grown into an ocean
That is ever-willing to receive
A stream like you!
Poem:A Relenting Self.
Poems by Dr.Venkataramana K. V.
selected from the book–”The Sunlight And Circumstance.