I Am a Simple Person

Updated on August 5, 2020
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Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

We all are in pursuit of money and success in our lives. Everyone is busy in a hectic schedule of career making. It is an unending journey but we are moving in that lane only. In such a scenario how does a simple person, who does not have any ambition or zeal in his life, feels? In this poem I have tried to depict the perspective and feelings for life from the point of view of a simple person.

Simplicity

I'm really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow... I stay at home and watch the river flow.

- George Harrison

I am a simple person

I am a normal person,
Having limited desires.
Actually a simpleton,
Having no aspirations.

I have never topped,
During my whole education.
But I never failed,
In aquiring those qualifications.

Am I like a mediocre,
As often people term me.
Or I am a lazy fellow,
As fellows often defame me.

It is very important,
But I never desired wealth.
It is equally important,
But I never aspired for health.

My life is an open book,
You can read it at any time.
You would find known things,
In those disorderly lines.

Life is not a challenge for me,
As it is a passing thing.
What I should bother about,
when I have nothing to think.

My earnings are very meagre,
But that I do not mind.
My expenses are still lesser,
For me God is very kind.

What for I should try,
And what for I should cry.
I am a normal person,
Having limited desires.

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© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

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    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      3 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      G C Joshi, thanks a lot.

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      G.C.Joshi 

      3 weeks ago

      Enjoyed every line of it.

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      Bhattuc 

      4 weeks ago

      Bambe, thanks a lot. Happy that you could relate to it in some way.

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      Bambe 

      4 weeks ago from Philippines

      Awesome! It sounds like I'm reading about myself. Thanks for this wonderful poem.

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      bhattuc 

      5 weeks ago

      Anurag, thanks a lot.

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      Anurag 

      5 weeks ago

      You expressed your views in a very vivid yet precise way!! Though its strenuous to lead a life and practice thoughts of a simple common man, but we can definitely try to imbibe few qualities from their lives!!

    • bhattuc profile imageAUTHOR

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      5 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Sangita, you are a kind soul making me so humble. Thanks for your deep and thorough observation on this poem.

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      Sangita 

      5 weeks ago

      I totally agree with this poem - you are one of the simplest (and therefore best) people I know!!!! I think in today’s hectic world - we all need to work towards simplifying (and decluttering) our lives!

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      5 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      SKMUNSHI, thanks a lot.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      5 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      V V Rao, thanks a lot.

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      SKMUNSHI 

      5 weeks ago

      Common man's life is aptly described in these lines . Simple & great skill writting

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      V V Rao 

      5 weeks ago

      Sir, Nicely expressed. Worldly desires are not uncommon in these times. If we can conquer those desires, one can become yogi in true sense. Absolutely it is not possible for normal people like us but one should try to strive to be one.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      5 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Dora, thanks for your minute observation. Appreciate much. Stay blessed.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      I like this phrase: "known things, In those disorderly lines." You describe your being normal in a way that makes you seem special.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Rajan, thanks for your detailed observation.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 weeks ago

      The message should elicit in us some ponderance over this aspect in such tense times. Being a simple person is possibly the most difficult of all things to do today. A great message.

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      bhattuc 

      6 weeks ago

      Devika, thanks a lot for your visit.

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      Devika Primic 

      6 weeks ago

      Verse of a great meaning to be simple.

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      bhattuc 

      6 weeks ago

      Greg, thanks for your valuable thoughts. Appreciate much.

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      greg cain 

      6 weeks ago from Moscow, Idaho, USA

      Umesh - I believe limiting aspirations is an aspiration for some. Indeed, I think many would do better if they bridled some of their ambition and sought a much simpler life. You have brought to the fore with this work some very thought-provoking ideas that can and should be applicable to all of us. Thanks for directing me to ponder these.

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      bhattuc 

      6 weeks ago

      Liz, thanks a lot for your beautiful observation. Stay blessed.

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 weeks ago from UK

      This is a thought-provoking and challenging poem. The lifestyle you write about comes across as more attractive than life in the fast lane of ambition and promotion. The simple person seems more content.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Lora, I am amazed with your analysis. So nice of you to elaborate the beautiful ideas. Thanks.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Linda, thanks a lot for your encouraging comment. Happy that you liked it. Appreciate much.

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      Lora Hollings 

      6 weeks ago

      Umesh, your poem makes us reflect upon our goals and the nature of our existence. What are we striving for? I think we all need to ask ourselves this important question. If we derive happiness and a feeling of satisfaction in our lives from our interactions with people and in helping others then we can create a meaningful life. It depends on our definition of simple. I think of simple as humble and a person who is satisfied with less in order to have more, spiritually. So, I think a simple life can lead to greater fulfillment and happiness in a deeper sense. I like the way that you contemplate this topic in your poem. A great read. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've shared some thought-provoking ideas. The quotation is interesting, too. Thank you for sharing the poem and the quote, Umesh. I will be thinking about what you have said for some time.

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      bhattuc 

      6 weeks ago

      Ann, thanks a lot for your thoughtful comment. Yes, simplicity is a good thing but at the same time may create hindrance in one's growth - materialistic or otherwise. So one has to choose it with known risks associated with it. God bless you.

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      Ann Carr 

      6 weeks ago from SW England

      Simplicity can be very deep, or is that a contradiction! To be simple is to be humble, also a good thing. Some use the word simple to mean stupid but I don't think that's fair. Going through life trying one's best in a straightforward way is probably a good approach.

      Great verses to make us think!

      Ann

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Flourish, so nice to hear from you. Your comments are as elaborate and exhaustive as your articles. It is good that you strive for the best and I respect that trait in you. God bless you.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      I guess I’m more of an over the top person. I strive for the best, the most, my highest. It’s not about greed for me as I give as much as I possibly can to charity but about making the most of my (less than)100 years on this planet. But I respect your simplicity and desire to live another way from me.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      MG, you are quite right as the rule prevailing in this world is no work no monry. Still, being simple has its own charm. Thanks for your visit. Appreciate.

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      MG Singh emge 

      6 weeks ago from Singapore

      Nice poem about simplicity but Lord Krishna did not endorse it. Can we say simplicity is a virtue? I don't know

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Cristine, thanks a lot for your visit. Appreciate. Stay blessed.

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      Cristine Santander 

      6 weeks ago from Manila

      Nice simple poetry. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Thanks Eric, really appreciate the encouragement provided by you. Stay blessed.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you this was a real pleasure. I have yet to figure simple out.

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