Sonnet: Functions Of A Poem
The poem a hundred times or more,
by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,
Must look anew and make hearts passionate;
And never make the reader’s mind, eyes sore,
Nor try to others ever imitate.
A poem must make readers hearts to feel,
The way the poet feels when poem’s writ;
And give a literary, untasted meal,
And make the man better, mentally fit.
A poem ought to serve the people’s cause,
And free the souls in devil’s grip for long;
A poem helps a man rethink and pause,
And heed the inner voice, avoiding wrong.
A poem takes a soul nearer to God,
Reminding man, he’s an especial clod.
5-21-2002 by Dr John Celes