The sparrow which could not fly.
(The idea of this poem was got by me from a facebook post of Sri Rajagopal Srinivasan , who has quoted the tamil article on it from somewhere. My grateful thanks to Him.)
1.Once there was a sparrow with a peculiar hobby,
Like all those who collects various things in this world,
It tied a bag behind it and started making a collection,
Of the peculiar emotions of the human kind.
2.If it happened to see quarrel in one place ,
It used to collection of emotion of anger in to its bag,,
If it happens to see a person burning with jealousy,
That sparrow used to jump with great joy ,
And would add jealousy in to its bag.
3.Just like this it started collection of various negative emotions,
Indeed , it could collect several types of anger from various fights,
Several peculiar emotions of jealousy which differed from one another,
And it also collected emotions due to various intense desires.
4.The sparrow was overjoyed thinking that its bag,
Of collections is going to overflow, but one day.
It found it very difficult to fly in the sky ,
And its light feathers looked very heavy to it.
5.Its friend a dog enquired the sparrow , as to what happened,
And the sparrow with great replied that it could not fly,
And that it felt all its strength has completely disappeared,
And also told that it was not able to find out the reason for it.
6.Then the dog asked about the bag that the sparrow carried,
And then the sparrow replied that , it was filled with a collection,
Of various emotions and when the dog wanted to know more ,
The Sparrow with happiness and no enthusiasm replied that they were negative emotions.
7.It Further told that wherever it travelled in the world of humans,
It found emotions of Sorrow anger and avarice ,
In very many different forms and it has made ,
Its own bag full with these negative emotions,
8.Then the dog told its friend that it was the heavy weight ,
Of its depressing negative emotions in its collection bag ,
That was making it unable to fly or raise up,
And advised it to throw out the things in its bag one by one.
9.Though the sparrow told that its bag was very light ,
When compelled by its friend , the dog who was wise,
It threw one emotion out from its own bag ,
And immediately it was able to fly swiftly in the sky.
10.Then that sparrow chose one more type of jealousy,
From its own back and threw it out far away,
And it realized more strength and slowly the sparrow ,
Threw away all negative emotions from its bag and it touched the sky,.
11.Then it told its friend the dog after some more time has passed,
That it had stopped collecting negative emotions,
Which were light to look at but in realty very heavy,
And it was now able to fly high and was able to touch the sky.
12.Oh human beings on this earth ,learn from this little story ,
That your negative emotions would weigh you down in life ,
And would never allow you to achieve any thing that you want,
Just like the bag full of useless dirt carried on head by you.
13.Had not the great Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar told you long time back,
That leaving out desire, jealous, bad words and anger is Dharma,
Had not the great angry pantheon of saints of yore,
Lost all their blessings , just by getting angry once.