TO LEAD A LIFE: Poem by Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana

Painting: Origin of Life, Artist- Tripati Dey

The deep quest for riches and luxuries
Shall enfold the mind with new worries;
From such slumber if mind is awakened,
The eye of wisdom can save; enlightened.

If we keep chasing the mirages of bliss
The swords of desires keep hunting us;
If fleeting worldly things elate us at most
The later stages of life deject us utmost.

With anguish, pain and sufferings around
World around becomes a breeding ground;
Our inner self possess the ultimate power
To lift from the trap of pleasures and desires.

If we get stuck in the mire of worldly life
Stung by ignorance, we fall prey to grief;
Snap the ties of greed, ego and supremacy
To lead a life full of satisfaction and ecstasy.

Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana
Poet – Writer – Reviewer
Hyderabad, Telangana State

Dr. Ashok Chakravarthy Tholana is a writer, poet and reviewer, hailing from Hyderabad City, Telangana State, INDIA. During his 30-year stint with poetry, Ashok’s message-oriented poems have the rare distinction of getting published in no less than 90 countries. He is relentless contributing poetry exclusively for the sake of promoting Universal Peace, World Brotherhood, Environment Consciousness, Protection of Nature, Safeguarding Children’s and Human Rights, uplifting the oppressed-downtrodden etc.