Poems by Sundarrajan V S

Life

a poem by

Sundarrajan V S

Life and hope inseparable
Life and death inseparable
Fire and smoke inseparable
Milk and butter inseparable

Crime and punishment are twins
Virtue and vice are twins
Life is full of vice and sin
Life in early stages to be saved

Fear and emotions lull in all life
Living organisms throb endless in life
All living beings great and small
Life exist for a period and die

Embryo to old age life exist
Life starts in womb and end in tomb
Birth grows decay and death
Mirth and grief follow incessantly

Life is short, too good to all
Love thy fellowmen all creations
God is love and well in all creations
Life is joy for who love others

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Decadence

a poem by

Sundarrajan V S

For us, it was roses, roses all the way,
Right! Roses blossom and wither away:
Fragrance in full bloom is short-lived,
Fading colour-changes show signs of decadence.

Once it was monarchy, supreme, all-powerful,
Divine Right theory followed thence and now forgotten;
Vox Populi, Voice of God, Peoples’ voice once adored, now rotten,
Decadence in ethical standards, private life and public life.

Decadent teeth removed, decadent eyes cured, laser surgery,
Decadent heart replaced by artificial ones, limbs replaced:
Alas, decadent politics and decadent politicians are not replaced,
Too many cooks spoil the broth, so too, too many parties.

Decadent empires perished in the past, history repeats itself,
The rise and fall of Greek, Roman, Mauryan, Kushan, Moghul,
Many empires so to speak gone with the wind, ruined in the past,
Decadence is a way of life in Democracy to Mobocracy.

Mob rule is a sign of anarchy and downfall and ruination,
Adversity to prosperity and prosperity to adversity is history;
Perishables decay, Flowers wither away, unperishables deteriorate,
Tower-Clock principles and Weather-Cock policies can seldom serve.

Decadence in family life, decadence in plant life, is subject to change,
Can anyone find any solution to the decadent social fabric?
Muscle power gave place to money power and money power rules now,
Five decades ago, muscle power was supreme, now Mammon Worship is supreme.

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