I read this very meaningful poem written by Kaviko(king of poems) in the post of Sri Tiruppur Kumaran. .Kaviko is no more . Oh God let him rest in peace,
Kaviko Abdul REhman
(From his poetry collection called Alapanai)
Hey you , who thinks that you want to give,
Who are you to give?
Does not all that you have to give,
Given to you earlier?
All that has been given to you,
Was given . only to you.
You are not giving .
But it is being given through you.
You are only an instrument used for giving,
The flute does not give out music,
It is but an instrument.
See the nature,
It does not give ,
After wanting to give,
The man who needs things,
Takes them from it.
Do not forget ,
That you are also a part of nature,
Do not ever think ,
That money is the only thing that can be given.
Even your words ,
Can quench the thirst of some one .
Even your smile can light a lamp in someone’s mind.
Give silently like a flower,
Give without bias like a lamp,
Let whatever you have,
Remain like water in the river,
A thirsty man does not ask,
Permission from water to drink it,
Give with neatness,
And you would get pleasant life,
Give it so that it would justify your existence