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Discretion : Poem

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

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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

Comments

Vanita Thakkar (author) on October 05, 2020:

Thanks, dear Ankita for your visit and insightful comment. Much appreciated.

Ankita B on October 05, 2020:

Wonderful and thought provoking poem. I loved how you explained the differences in a simple but beautiful way.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on October 05, 2020:

Thanks, Lorna for your reading and reflecting on the poem. Sincere appreciation for your time and support.

Lorna Lamon on October 05, 2020:

A thought provoking poem which ponders the differences of certain words. The last verse speaks volumes. Well written Vanita.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on October 05, 2020:

Thanks, dear Chitrangadaji for your thoughtful comment. Lots of love and regards.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 05, 2020:

Well composed and thoughtful poem.

I liked the way you have explained the distinct and significant words in a simple manner.

Thanks for sharing.

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