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Vanity fair is an everyday circus
Played not only by the rich but common people like us
Always comparing, trying to outdo each other
We keep getting into one muddle or another

Let not your vanity become too cheap
since what you sow so shall you reap
So what exactly is it we fear
There is a place for everyone here

Let go of it and be what you are
Be true to yourself and you will go far
why try being bad at being what you are not
When you can be good with all that you have got

 

This poem was selected and is part of an anthology available in Amazon.   The photograph was taken in the forests of Bandipur on the way to Ooty.

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. lesliebc says:

    Very true.

    Leslie
    abcw team

    1. thnx for commenting

  2. photowannabe says:

    Very interesting and thought provoking.

  3. Roger Green says:

    Thus, proud as a peacock!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

  4. beloome says:

    The last two lines are very good…reminiscent of Bhagvad Gita’s advice in a way 🙂

    1. Now that u mention it, its always been the way I look at life

  5. Vidya Sury says:

    I love the poem! The color on that peacock’s neck is simply stunning, Pheno!

  6. Pheno, I have no words. I am mesmerised both by the picture and your effortless poem. Brilliant. Why be someone else when who you are is just fine?

  7. Bikramjit says:

    the last lines say it all.. BE yourself yesssssssss

    that is a beautiful picture ..

  8. Love the poem and the photo, such a regal bird!! Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl WW this week.
    Enjoy your day!!

  9. I like the thought that there’s a place for everyone here! No need to squabble!

  10. Bailey says:

    Interesting poem. Beautiful picture.

  11. Melanie says:

    Wow… love, love this photo! Beautiful!

  12. Lovely poem! Love photo =) #WW

  13. The peacock is absolutely gorgeous and your poem lovely! ♥

  14. Helen says:

    Great photograph of a beautiful bird!

  15. Ai Sakura says:

    Interesting poem. Thanks for sharing!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  16. Gattina says:

    What a colorful peacock !

  17. Rajlakshmi says:

    that’s beautifully said. I loved how the verses compliments that gorgeous capture of peacock

  18. Wonderfully expressed, Pheno. I love the picture – gorgeous colours.

  19. Let not your vanity become too cheap
    since what you sow so shall you reap

    Love those lines.

  20. Eli says:

    The peacock is so beautiful!! Love your poem:-)

  21. Bikramjit says:

    That is a coincidence.. I put snaps of peacocks too 🙂

    beautiful poem to follow .. very true just be who you are .. life will be so simple

  22. Nice poem…No need for pretentions and just be yourself. Very true…

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