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Discretion : Poem

Vanita is an engineer-researcher-consultant-artist: a gifted singer-poetess; & writes in English-Hindi-Gujarati on her diverse experiences

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Discretion

There is difference between

Sadness and despair

Worth knowing

One leads to gloom,

The other brings along doom.


There is difference between

Self-respect and ego

Worth knowing

One is a wise protector,

The other, a blind snare-weaver.


There is difference between

Indignation and Anger

Worth knowing

One is a dumb destroyer,

The other, a righteous path-builder.


There is difference between

Serenity and silence

Worth knowing

One effuses eternal calmness,

The other can emit soundless clamours.


There is difference between

Management and manipulation

Worth knowing

One leads to progress,

The other connects to disgrace.


There is difference between

The Enlightened and the Intellectual

Worth knowing

One personifies purity

The other justifies impurity.


There is difference between

Impurity and filth

Worth knowing

One can many a time give favours,

The other is only for scavengers.


There is difference between

Human and Man

Worth knowing

One leads Life

The other concedes life.


- Vanita Thakkar (31.07.2009)

© 2020 Vanita Thakkar

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