Men are made

Rathnashikamani By Rathnashikamani, 3rd Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This free verse is a translation of what my friend Sri Sowbhagya penned in Telugu, and published in a poetry compilation titled "Krityadyavastha".

Many thanks to him for the kind permission to translate it.

(Here 'men' connotes humans, in general.)

Men are made


Men are made:
By the past, by the present.
By the circumstance, by the environment,
By the specialties of nation, state and place of abode.

Men are made:
In factories, offices, farmyards, or institutions,
Smudged with colorful opinions,
In different shade.

Men are made
By the need, by the chance,
By the bitter experience,
By the hour of favorable episode.

Men are made
Men who practice injustice,
Men who condemn the unrighteous,
Men who are stupid,
Egoistic, obeying or wise;
In changing social customs, fair or otherwise.

Men are made
In pursuit of ideals
And against the ideals,
In battlefields of relevance,
By the know-how of deliberate strategics.
Men are made.


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Good of you to translate and post your friends poem. Thanks for sharing these noble ideas.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks Mark.
I would like to publish more translations.

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author avatar WordWulf
4th Apr 2011 (#)

I like the process from environment in the beginning to personal ideals toward the end.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Apr 2011 (#)

In original poem it was bit different, and I organized the process this way.
A good observation!

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author avatar jvaughan
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Men are made, each soul was created. We often look upon men (humans) with degree. The soul was created for eternity.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Soul is same but the lives are made and manufactured on Earth.

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author avatar ppruel
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Now I understand more about me. Well done dude.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Apr 2011 (#)

That's how we're made.

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author avatar Retired
4th Apr 2011 (#)

The different characterists and behaviors, moods of men are born and shaped by environmental circumstances amidst which they dwell in. They are motivated and persuaded by lessons from history and they idealize their dreams in search of an utopian world.

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author avatar Retired
4th Apr 2011 (#)

The different characteristics and behaviors, moods of men are born and moulded by environmental circumstances amidst which they dwell in. They are motivated and persuaded by lessons from history and they idealize their dreams in search of an utopian world.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Sunita,
Beautifully said.
You are so good in writing striking summaries.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Wonderful insight! Beautiful presentation!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks James for the kind words.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th Apr 2011 (#)

Profound and beautiful, thank you!

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author avatar Blossom S
4th Apr 2011 (#)

can't agree more. lovely written. xx

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Apr 2011 (#)

Delicia and Blossom,
Thanks for the compliments.

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author avatar joan marie
4th Apr 2011 (#)

It is a sad circumstance of life that what we do, makes us what we are.

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author avatar Retired
5th Apr 2011 (#)

Wonderful and meaningful poem! Thanks for sharing. NAMASTE

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Apr 2011 (#)

jm & rama,

Thanks for the comments. And that's how I'm made.

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author avatar Dr.Vandana Hedaoo
27th Apr 2011 (#)

great meaningful poem ,thanx for sharing..

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author avatar Maria Malone
28th Apr 2011 (#)

Very nice and insightful. : )

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