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Sonnet: Great Things Can Be Missed
Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D., (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Great Things Can Be Missed

So narrow’s gap between one’s love and lust!
So brittle’s line between world’s war and peace!
’Tis photo-finish ’tween second and first!
A trifle separates labor from ease!

So narrow’s zone ’tween contempt and friendship!
A hair’s breath decides human love from hate!
Narrow’s the gap ’tween stranger and sib-ship!
A trifle’s ’tween God’s providence and fate!

One mouth of air decides one’s life and death!
A wrong premise turns believer, atheist!
’Tween birth and death, ’tis hair-line in its breath!
The hand that saves can turn into a fist!

But wide’s the gap between Heaven and Hell;
You choose just one and hang onto it well!

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