You are great not because of your status but by your vision
(Based o the posting of Rajagopal Srinivasan in face book. My thanks to him.)
A huge hawk was flying on the sky,
Thinking about his greatness and strength.
It thought about its huge talons and teeth,
And its razor sharp sight covering miles and miles.
It was seeing the animals that were moving on the land with great contempt,
And also happened to see a huge elephant walking slowly.
And then its laugh became very loud and was heard by the elephant,
And The elephant with eyes full of confusion stared at the hawk.
Then the hawk roared “It is said that you are very strong ,
Very huge and very powerful among all animals that move on land,
And I am not able to understand why so many adjectives,
To you who is born and going to walk and die on the land.
The elephant calmly told . “True I live in the land ,
But my eyes are always are looking above to the heaven,
And true You are flying always in the sky but,
Your eyes always search for corpses on the land.”
“Our greatness does not consist of High above we are,
But it depends solely on our vision to matters high,
And because of your pride that you are great , you are low,
And because of my humility and Vision I am greater,”