Halo Man

[This poem is dedicated to all those who continually strive to create their own halo of contrived humility and pedastals for themselves].


If you think you have a halo,
Kindly share your natural goodness,
Forgive those who are oh so shallow;
People will not grudge your kindness.

Chasing shadows in dark alleys,
Sheds no light on your fears;
You think blaming others for their follies-
Will make you look superior?

While you profess to learn and teach-
I’m left wandering what that might be:
Do you practice what you preach,
Or let your halo do the mystery?

The certainty of life gives no pain,
Your Peter’s Principle should stand to gain;
After all, what’s Parkinson’s without work-
Than to observe those who shirk?

The reward’s not just your beatific face;
Nor even the coup-de-grace-
God’s people reside in peace;
So don’t jump off the precipice!

Floating five inches above the ground;
Or resting six feet beneath it,
However depressing it might sound,
Your halo might just be a myth!



Copyright © SC
25th November 2006
Mumbai.

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Comments (4)

Certainly, a very meaningful write... an eye opener.. a halo..very significant..divine idea.... humility can be developed if not inborn humble.. we can learn and have a halo through constant practice of doing good...strive and share for everyone to learn from our example great, significant write.. 10+++ lovelots, Maia
'The certainty of life gives no pain, Your Peter’s Principle should stand to gain; After all, what’s Parkinson’s without work- Than to observe those who shirk? '... nice stanza this...stands out head high...halo or not...wisdom write...thanks...10
that is sort of a satire huh...enjoyed it....bit of a slap to all the scholars and philosophers..who think there is no one better...great write once again sir...nice and professional and effective..see you again soon..thanks for your visit to my poems too... cheeers shan
Nice to read your poem!